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Pyrotechnic Engineer (JC88612840)

The Engineering & Science
Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering,
scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight
Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Come join the team whose work is
destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

To learn more about:

The ESSSA Group, visit at

Provide pyrotechnic
engineering design support and insight into components of the Space Launch
System vehicle which include the Booster and Core Stage elements. Specific
assignments include serving on technical review committees, investigative
teams, design reviews and hardware acceptance reviews. Other duties include the
review of engineering change packages, discrepancy reports and problem reports
from a structural/pyrotechnic design perspective.

Degree in
Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.
Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with minimum
of 12 years of experience, a Masters with at least 15 years of experience, or
BS with at least 20 years of experience. Design
experience with pyro fail-safe devices is highly desirable.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Title: Pyrotechnic Engineer

Location: United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Requisition ID: AS00011S

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