Senior Materials Process and Contamination Control Engineer

Space Dynamics Laboratory

Job ID 14589
The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) in Logan, UT is seeking a senior materials process engineer with demonstrated experience in aerospace materials and contamination control. This position will provide expert support to SDL’s space-based sensor and satellite development programs.
The preferred candidate will have experience in analysis of space hardware designs and mission objectives to derive and implement material selection and cleanliness requirements, preparation of associated contamination control plans, material usage lists and agreements, development of test plans and work instructions associated with the fabrication of space hardware, and the application of laboratory methods to assess cleanliness or characterize material performance. Candidate should also be familiar with analytical approaches used to model aerospace contamination phenomenology such as: the redistribution of contaminants between sources and sinks in vacuum, gas flow during hardware purge or launch depressurization, and degradation due to contamination or space environment exposure on thermal, mechanical, or optical performance of aerospace materials. Candidate will be responsible for preparation and delivery of technical presentations to NASA, DOD, or commercial customers during design reviews and while preparing flight hardware for launch.

Minimum Requirements:
B.S. degree in chemistry, physics, or engineering discipline with at least 2 years of relevant M&P and contamination control experience in spacecraft technology or space science engineering. Applicants with advanced degrees and relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications, experience, and expertise in the following areas should be highlighted:

Leading an M&P/ contamination control effort
Developing and analyzing materials and processes lists against industry requirements
Developing program-specific contamination control plans
Implementing aerospace and defense industry standards for materials and processes and contamination control
Contamination control for cleanroom environments
Developing, deploying, and supporting organizational adoption of M&P/ contamination control processes to ensure best practices are used across programs
Materials testing and analysis on a wide range of materials
Issue resolution and failure investigations
Training and mentoring junior personnel
10 years of relevant M&P and contamination control experience in spacecraft technology or space science engineering.
Hands-on experience with cryogenic instrumentation, high vacuum technology, mass spectrometry, and materials analysis is also highly desirable.

SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
Flexible work schedules that fit your style—every Friday off, every other Friday off, or simply traditional hours
Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account—no matching required!
Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with high job satisfaction
Relocation assistance available for most positions
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EOE including Disability and Vet

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