This is an AST Aerospace Materials Engineer position in the Nonmetallic Materials and Space Environmental Effects Branch (EM41), within the Engineering Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center. Serves as a materials engineer and conducts fundamental or applied research related to structure, property, and durability relationships of aerospace materials and processes for launch vehicles, manned and unmanned spacecraft, related ground equipment and facilities. Includes research, testing and evaluation of ceramics, polymers, non-materials, bio-materials, composites, coatings, and related materials for scientific understanding and application to aerospace engineering.
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Plans and manages material and process development and qualification testing such as procedure implementation, test methodology and techniques, and suitability evaluation of polymeric materials such as Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials, for space applications.
Plans and conducts experimental multi-discipline research, studies and investigations to develop new design guidelines, materials processes, fabrication technology, performance evaluation, and selection in support of aerospace applications.
Advises other engineers, contractors and stakeholders on technical problems as subject matter expert in polymeric materials, applying new, innovative, and experimental engineering theories, developments, or practices for aerospace applications.
Reviews materials engineering projects, study plans, specifications, schedules, resource allocation, and cost estimates for technical adequacy.
Evaluates technical progress and project performance; develops and recommends courses of action to resolve problems and ensure conformance to specifications.