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Materials Engineer

Position Summary

GEOST is a rapidly growing Space technology business founded in 2004 with locations in Arizona and Northern Virginia.  We are seeking a skilled Materials Engineer to work with our blended team of innovators that includes top scientists and engineers creating cutting-edge solutions to tomorrow’s problems. Our work focuses on the sweet spot between R&D and customer-serving solutions in the realm of terrestrial and space-based remote sensing systems.

The Materials Engineer at GEOST will be responsible for developing and supporting the Space materials management lifecycle.  They will work with multi-disciplinary engineering teams to support the development of Space payloads and the Mission Assurance program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide materials engineering input and solutions for design and manufacturing of products for Space applications. 
  • Provide leadership and individual contribution for materials management for Space projects.
  • Manage for program level activities and mission assurance compliance.
  • Offer recommendations for various issues arising during procurement and manufacturing.
  • Verify subcontractor materials performance and compliance to environmental requirements.
  • Prepare materials engineering inputs for proposals and other customer reviews (e.g., PDR, CDR, TRR).
  • Develop material and process control plans and other types of contractual deliverables such as non-standard approval requests contamination/corrosion control plans, etc.
  • Create and manage Materials Identification and Usage Lists (MIUL).
  • Own the Parts, Materials, & Processes program as well as material and procurement specifications.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or other related field (strong focus in materials is a plus).
  • Direct experience in a Space or Aerospace design and manufacturing environment.
  • Direct experience with design and applications using space/military/aerospace industry specifications.
  • Experience in areas such as surface treatments, outgassing, conformal coating, vacuum bake-outs.
  • Strong demonstrated ability to manage parts & materials documentation and database(s).
  • Demonstrated strong personal workload management and execution.
  • Ability to work independently within a collaborative, supportive development environment.
  • An active US Government Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a Clearance. Current SSBI is preferred; please note if applicable.

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Direct experience in adjacent Space Mission Assurance processes and policies.
  • Demonstrated team leadership capabilities to support future team growth.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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