Flight Operations Engineer (Associate)

Job opening ID
3094

Posting title
Flight Operations Engineer (Associate)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service
Ongoing position
W2 with full benefits
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

Job Responsibilities:
On-Console Engineer (OCE) Under the technical direction of the Operations Manager the OCE shall,
• Conduct routine mission specific real-time spacecraft/satellite flight operations for the Aqua, Aura or Terra missions,
in accordance with the EOS Flight Operations Team’s established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and best
practices.
• Configure the ground system for passes and other activities o Monitor spacecraft telemetry o Uplink daily loads to
the spacecraft (ephemeris/NAV & stored command loads)
• Run console operations for special events, such as drag make-up maneuvers or inclination maneuvers, as scheduled
• Implement the daily operations plans required to collect and deliver mission science and engineering data.
• Manage the on-board solid state recorder and ensure that all science data is captured on the ground
•Perform any real-time planning or re-planning necessary to mitigate mission or data risks incurred by flight-segment
or ground-segment anomalies.
• Take appropriate action when limit alerts are received
• Verify flight system configuration and monitor and evaluate flight system and component state-of-health during real
time spacecraft contacts.
• Train new team members to become flight certified. Review and update online documentation (SOPs).
• Perform hardware, software and interface tests as directed by the Operations Manager
• Develop basic detailed plans and procedures for mission support in areas such as, satellite performance analysis,
command and control of on-orbit satellite, orbit dynamics, and mission planning activities if necessary
• Complete special subsystem analysis assignments
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelors Degree in engineering, physical science, mathematics or computer science or equivalent experience
• Registered for selective Service by US citizen.


Number of positions
1

Location
Greenbelt

State
Maryland