LJT & Associates, Inc

  • Mechanical Engineer Level 2

    Location US-VA-Wallops Island
    Job ID
    Engineering - Mechanical Engineer
    Security Clearance Required
    NASA Agency
  • Overview

    LJT & Associates, Inc. provides a wide range of engineering and other support services to the U.S. Government and International customers. We are a business with expertise in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of a variety of engineering and hardware integration solutions.  We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to support our customer at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Range Operations Contract.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Support sustaining engineering and maintenance activities on range instrumentation and launch processing systems. Perform lifecycle management engineering (design, upgrade, performance monitoring, repair, and disposal) of range instrumentation systems, with focus on hydro- and electro- mechanical systems (radar and telemetry antennas, towers, launchers, and high pressure systems). Will be directly responsible for engineering oversight of pneumatic, cryogenic, hypergolic systems, and clean room systems and will provide mechanical engineering support to other engineers.


    • Interface with the NASA range and potential range customers to define project requirements.

    • Develop and implement plans for meeting range project requirements.

    • Develop and execute test plans for mechanical system verification and acceptance

    • Develop and implement operation and maintenance plans for pneumatic and cryogenic systems

    • Perform metric tracking for reliability based maintenance and provide sustaining system engineering

    • Interface with NASA engineering designing, modifying and upgrading range critical systems

    • Interpret system level requirements as they apply to the development of mechanical systems and components, identifies design alternatives and perform trade-off studies, sensitivity, reliability, failure mode and worst case analysis to determine the optimum approach for the design, and to predict performance of the system for the expected operational and environmental conditions

    • Baseline system designs and maintain configuration management for operations and range critical systems

    • Recommend revisions to NASA procedures and work instructions to improve work flow, safety and reflect changing requirements for operation of ground systems

    • Write work instructions for hazardous system operations

    • Determine logistics plans for the acceptance and transfer of flight and ground support hardware

    • If functioning as a lead engineer, provide technical direction for the definition and development of a system or subsystem and coordinate all appropriate engineering activities

    • Must be customer oriented and work well in a team environment

    • Must be willing and physically able to perform the aforementioned tasks

    • Must be willing to attend formal training as needed to pursue required certifications

    • Experience with pneumatic, cryogenic, hypergolic systems, clean room operations, and ordnance preferred

    • Some travel will be required




    - 2 years experience

    • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Civil)

    • Master’s Degree in engineering or science may substituted for 2 years’ experience


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