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SAIC Mechanical Integration and Test Engineer in GREENBELT, Maryland


SAIC is seeking Mechanical Integration and Test Engineers on the OMES II contract in support of the OSAM-1 program in NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Division (NExIS) at Goddard Space Flight Center. This position is located in Greenbelt, MD, but remote work is available.

The OSAM-1 mission is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NExIS managed mission. OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. The SSPD is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.


The engineer will support mechanical integration across all testbeds and ground support equipment as a member of the OSAM-1 I&T team. The OSAM-1 I&T subsystem performs the integration and test of all OSAM-1 hardware including the servicing payload and spacecraft bus.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the mechanical design, test, and integration of hardware to multiple testbeds

  • Responsible for developing, designing, documenting, releasing, and testing of testbed hardware requirements within the program’s schedule, budget, and technical requirements

  • Work with subsystem leads and responsible engineers to identify hardware requirements on the various subsystems and make recommendations for hardware needs within the subsystems and at the mission system level

  • Manage conceptual design, trade studies, drawing generation, documentation release, and testing requirements

  • Responsible for hardware through the full product life cycle (design, fabrication, debug, integration, test and maintenance support)

  • Interpret detailed component performance specification and Interface Control Drawings (ICD), including assembly manufacturing drawings, parts lists, cable design, and engineering change support

  • Develop parts lists (connector selection, wire gauge sizing, harness assembly drawings, etc.)

  • Incorporate engineering change notices and feedback into the iterative processes for design changes

  • Coordinate manufacturing of hardware and harnesses with onsite fabrication resources and offsite vendors



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or closely related field with 7+ years of related experience

  • Experience with hardware integration and test, system verification and validation, and systems engineering, preferably at NASA or in aerospace

  • Experience in testing and writing automated tests, test development, managing test runs, tracking test results, troubleshooting, and measuring progress

  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems using various types of test equipment

  • Experience in executing tests, including functional testing (front-end, back-end, and performance testing)

  • Experienced at authoring and maintaining project documentation

  • Strong proficiency in resolving technical and schedule issues in order to ensure that deliverables are met on schedule

  • Proficiency in advising management, inside and outside own organization, on system architecture, technical results, or risks


  • OrCAD, AutoCAD, PSpice, Labview, and Visio software experience

  • Ability to assess design requirements to generate a design and documentation using standard industry tools/programs

  • Demonstrated ability to develop requirements, design documents and test plans that comply to higher-level specifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of the applicable engineering and manufacturing knowledge required for product design and testing. Exercises engineering judgment in developing appropriate decisions considering decision criteria, implications, and possible consequences, to ensure product design integrity

  • Knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems. The ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables

  • Must have experience working with program requirements, equipment performance specs, wire connection lists, schematics, wire gauge sizing, connector selection and related cabling , harnessing documentation, and grounding schemes

  • Familiarity with MIL standards and requirements, NASA standards and requirements, AS9100 or ISO 9001

  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing-project planning, scheduling, resource management, materials ordering, inventory management, and quality functions

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work as a team member

  • Must be capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple systems

  • Must be well organized and possess excellent communication skills

  • Able to plan and prioritize work effort and quickly respond to issues and questions

  • Ability to attend to assignments with only limited direction

  • Experience with NASA mission life cycle and review cycle (design reviews, requirements reviews, integration reviews, trade studies, etc.)


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