Pressure Systems Engineer

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Pressure Systems Engineer

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Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
W2 with full benefits      
1 year contract position with potential to be extended
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job description:
The Pressure Systems Engineer (PSE) will be a member of JPL’s Systems Safety Office (SSO). The PSE will report to the SSO Manager and will support the Pressures Systems Manager (PSM) who is the technical authority for all ground based pressure systems at JPL. The PSE will assist in fulfilling the following responsibilities:

• Implement decisions concerning ground based pressure systems safety compliance issues.
• Identify, assess, and mitigate risk to personnel, mission critical structures and flight hardware.
• Provide input on interpretation, application and execution of pressure systems NASA standards, OSHA, DOT, ASME codes.
• Implement policies and procedures relating to ground based pressure systems requirements/standards.
• Coordinate with JPL organizations, NASA and other agencies and external organizations on ground based pressure safety issues.
• Review and evaluate hazard analysis and render opinion on design applicable to ground based pressure safety issues.
• Provide advice, insight, analysis, and risk assessment of the designs, activities, and operations to ensure that actions and decisions have a significant positive impact on multifunctional organizations.

Required Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 6 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 2 years related experience.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, theories, concepts and techniques in Pressure Vessels Design, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Schematics and Engineering Drawings, Configuration Control, Pressure Relief Valves, Repairs and re-rating of Pressure Vessels, Boilers and Air Compressors.
• Working knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in California OSHA and DOT, ASME Codes, NASA Standards, risk-based inspection (RBI) program for fixed equipment and piping.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and works wells in a team environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Skills:
• Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Engineering and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels, Stress Analysis, Hazard Analysis, Welding, Pipe Risk Analysis and General Pipeline/Pressure Vessel Safety.
• Working knowledge in the hydrocarbon and chemical process industries, and tank inspection.
• A strong working knowledge and experience with ASME Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping requirements, Federal, State, and local regulatory compliance requirements.
• Capable of performing risk-based analysis on pressure vessel systems.
• Continuous process improvement mindset

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