Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

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Posting title
Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be US Citizen
16 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
The Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering section of JPL is searching for a motor and actuator data analyst to help ensure that the motors that drive the rover will get it where it needs to go. In this role you will be part of the Motion Control Subsystem team that will be developing the actuators for the Mars 2020 Rover.
Some challenges you will tackle 
• Test permanent magnet motors, gearboxes, brakes, and encoders and analyze the associated test data. 
• Work collaboratively with the engineers building the actuators and the engineers who will ultimately use the actuators to ensure that problems get addressed and that the actuators will work as anticipated. 
• Reduce and analyze the test data to verify that the actuators meet requirements. 
• Proactively look through the data to identify any anomalies or concerns. 
• Write test reports to document the motors performance.

Required Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar discipline with a minimum of 1 years of related experience; or PhD in similar discipline. 
• Deep technical knowledge of permanent magnet motors 
• Working knowledge of data analysis tools such as Matlab or Labview 
• Passion for working with spaceflight hardware 

Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of control systems 
• Experience with spaceflight motors and/or mechanisms 

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