Thermal Engineer III

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Posting title
Thermal Engineer III

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 16 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Thermal Engineer III

Job Description:
Tasks may include: thermal system engineering, requirements and I/F definition; the design, planning, and fabrication of flight tube assemblies and for a heat redistribution system (HRS); thermal design and analysis; coordination of thermal hardware procurement, logistics, and delivery. Acting in the capacity of a thermal cognizant engineer.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (thermal focus) or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 10 years of related experience; Master's degree in similar discipline with a minimum of 7 years of experience; or PhD degree in similar discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
• Thermal systems experience in thermal design, analysis and hardware.
• Capability to develop conceptual thermal designs, perform trade studies, and deselect to a design baseline
• Skills to establish thermal requirements and interfaces with project partners inside and outside of JPL
• Capability to identify creative designs within available project resources to meet requirements without appreciable line management oversight
• Knowledge of industry thermal practices
• Demonstrated capability of task ownership and commitment to working extra hours to meet key milestones
• Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Desired Skills:
• Experience in planning, preparation, and execution of flight thermal balance tests (instrument, spacecraft)
• Knowledge of policies and procedures at JPL and NASA, including the NASA 5 x 5 risk matrix
• Proposal experience to secure new business in the flight project and/or technology developments worlds
• Working knowledge of thermal environments across the solar system for flight system development
• Thermal software experience (TSS/SINDA,Thermal Desktop and/or NX Space Systems Thermal) and mechanical CAD (Solidworks, AutoCAD and/or NX)
• Working knowledge of typical instrumentation and ground support equipment used in thermal tests

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