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Mechanical Engineer - Thermal Design and Analysis

at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Posted: 2/14/2019
Job Reference #: 480287
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Req ID

LMCareers Business Unit

Work Schedule
9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2

Security Clearance



Business Area

71J7A00:Aerodynamics/Fluids & Thermo

Relocation/Housing Stipend Available

Job Code/Title
E1413:Mechanical Engineer Sr

Job Class
Mechanical Engineering

Job Category
Experienced Professional


Industry Job Title
Mechanical Engineer - Thermal Design and Analysis

Req Type

Job Description
The Senior Spacecraft Design Thermal Engineer will be responsible for performing preliminary and detailed level thermal design and analysis on spacecraft components (RF and Power Electronics) and subsystems (Antenna, Propulsion, etc.), as well as performing comprehensive modelling of the entire spacecraft thermal system using standardized processes and tools (Thermal Desktop, SINDA, TRASYS, TSS). Other related responsibilities include providing technical memos and input to data packages to support peer and customer reviews; presenting resultant design and analysis data to the spacecraft design/engineering team, customer technical representatives, and Program Office personnel at technical exchange meetings and formal design reviews; providing review, interpretation, flow-down and implementation of all program requirements; providing thermal engineering planning and support for multi-week TVAC testing at the Sunnyvale, CA and Denver, CO LM Space facilities; post processing and analyzing TVAC and On-Orbit flight data; working interactively with diverse engineering disciplines in a fast-paced environment to develop cost-effective solutions to thermal control requirements which also satisfy producibility objectives defined by Manufacturing and Quality. The employee must develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity, and work without appreciable direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and approaches to assignment.

Basic Qualifications
Candidate should be able to demonstrate:
Thorough knowledge of heat transfer and thermodynamics, particularly related to GEO and LEO space applications. Proficiency with Thermal Desktop and SINDA. Creativity/innovation to solve issues related to anomalous performance of any aspect of the spacecraft thermal system. TVAC test experience, including planning, setup, execution and post-test model correlation.
Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Excellent communication skills (technical writing and presentation), dedication to Mission Success.

Desired skills
Strong analytical skills related to the design and analysis of spacecraft thermal control subsystems, includes proficiency utilizing thermal analysis modeling tools such as Thermal Desktop, SINDA and TSS. Possess engineering and operational experience with spacecraft thermal control subsystem hardware and software. Experience with testing thermal hardware in complex systems, both planning and execution. If a candidate doesn't currently have all these skills, they should have the appropriate background and aptitude for developing these skills. Commercial satellite thermal design, analysis and test experience. Direct experience with thermal hardware such as MLI blankets, temperature sensors, heaters, heat pipes, etc. Ability and willingness to perform technical tasks with limited budgeted and support 24/7 activities (TVAC testing and launch support) during non-standard shifts, requiring occasional extended hours. Active DoD Security clearance.





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Littleton, CO