Materials Test Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

This position supports the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center's Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation contract for NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development.

The Materials Test Engineer evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform materials characterization testing and analysis under the supervision of a senior engineer.

Duties will include: developing test plans and schedules, coordinating testing in the laboratory to ensure efficient operations, designing test specimens and fixturing, operating electromechanical and servo-hydraulic test machines to perform materials mechanical tests according to ASTM and NASA standards, analyzing materials test data, reporting results and participating in customer meetings.

The majority of testing will be in room temperature air, but some testing will be in other environments including: elevated temperature, liquid nitrogen, liquid hydrogen, and high pressure gaseous hydrogen. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables. The individual will be assisted by technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.


Basic Qualifications


A degree in Materials, Aerospace, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirement is a BS.



  • At least 2 years applicable experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.


Other Qualifications

Experience with CAD software, preferably Solid Edge or Pro Engineer, is desired.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

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