Malin Space Science Systems seeks a sharp, highly-motivated, engineer to specialize in and support environmental testing across a variety of exciting space programs, as we continue to grow our small space camera hardware development and production team.
Plan, setup, and operate thermal-vacuum tests of critical flight hardware.
Monitor tests onsite and remotely and be on call 24/7 to quickly respond to anomalies.
Design and implement retrofits to thermal-vacuum chamber for improvements to reliability, performance, and capability.
Support design of tests and development of test plans.
Coordinate with vendors to maintain test facilities, including thermal chambers with mechanical refrigeration, thermal chambers with LN2 cooling, and thermal-vacuum chambers.
Support offsite EMI/EMC testing and shock/vibration testing, as required.
Write and maintain standard operating procedures for environmental test facilities.
Specify and oversee installation of new test facilities.
Develop test plans and procedures. Run tests in a production setting and train technicians to run tests.
Write Python scripts for analysis and reporting of test data.
Design systems of test equipment to support testing and write Python scripts to drive automated tests.
NO Security Clearance
Skills and Qualifications:
Fluency with military test standards preferred.
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Fluency in Python preferred.
Experience with Altium Designer and/or SolidWorks preferred.
Requires 5 years of experience and a B.S. in a relevant engineering field.
For this position, U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required for government contract work.
Since 1990, Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) of San Diego, California has been designing, developing, operating, and conducting scientific research with space camera systems onboard various spacecraft.
MSSS cameras include those aboard Mars Observer (MO), Mars Global Survyeor (MGS), Mars Polar Lander (MPL), Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO), Mars Odyssey (ODY), the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Cosmos 1, the Phoenix Mars Lander (PHX), and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
Currently, MSSS has cameras on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, that landed on Mars August 5, 2012 and the Juno mission to Jupiter, which launched August 2011. In 2006, MSSS completed 10 years of operation of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) and began operating the Mars Color Imager (MARCI) and Context Camera (CTX) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.