System Safety Engineer - Hypersonics

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

The Strategic Programs office of Dynetics Technical Solutions, Inc. (DTS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynetics, Inc., is seeking a qualified Systems Safety Engineer for its hypersonics line of business. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics Technical Solutions provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The successful candidate will serve as a Systems Safety Engineer that will handle all aspects of safety for Hypersonic Glide Bodies (HGB) and Launcher production. Specific duties may encompass identification of Safety Critical Items and documentation of hazards within systems using various analysis tools and techniques. The System Safety Engineer will need to understand the basic elements of system safety engineering to include hazard analyses, hazard categorization, end effects, causal analyses, mitigation requirements identification, documentation, tracking and implementing, and residual risk assessment. Work will be conducted in an integration/production facility along with a laboratory environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fault Tree Analyses, Hazard Analyses, Hazard Mitigation, Safety Risk Assessments, System Residual Risk Assessments, and Job Safety Analyses
  • Reviews product systems, associated support equipment and facilities, functional specifications and operations, and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems
  • Develops safety documents as required to support customer and production, test, operational, or range requirements
  • Participates in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions
  • Performs audits of operational areas and reports effectiveness of the System Safety program
  • Performs minimal safety program management tasks including progress reports and tracking schedules
  • Ancillary duties may include tasks associated with environmental safety and health, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, human factors, reliability engineering, explosive safety, directed energy (laser) safety, and/or production/facility safety

Basic Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent field from an ABET accredited school is required. Candidate should have at least 5+ years of relevant experience.

The following skills/abilities are desired:

  • Experience with safety of mechanical/electrical aspects of missiles and test equipment

  • Knowledge of missile mechanical structural systems and ground support equipment

  • Knowledge of environmental testing of missile components and related test equipment

  • Knowledge of compatible materials, fasteners, coatings, processes and assembly methods

  • Knowledge of Explosive Safety Standards

  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical drawings

  • Knowledge of 29 CFR 1910 and MIL-STD-882

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

The ideal candidate would have experience related to risk management, safety hazard analyses, familiarity with explosives safety standards for production and test of missiles or weapons and have a current DoD Secret clearance.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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