Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer

Houston, TX, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: None

What You'll Get to Do:

CACI is looking for senior Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference / Compatibility (EMI/EMC) Engineer to join the EMI / EMC Test and Analysis Team at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Strong candidates will have academic backgrounds in a related field with significant professional experience in electromagnetics. As a member of the EMI / EMC team technical staff, engineers will support a variety of current and future space vehicles, e.g., commercial Low Earth Orbit space stations, lunar landers, pressurized lunar rovers, next gen space suits, based on specific experience in the EMI / EMC field. The selected candidate will serve as an EMI/EMC domain expert directing EMI/EMC test and analysis efforts on an array of human spaceflight programs including the International Space Station (ISS), Orion, Lunar Gateway, Commercial Crew Program (CCP), and the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) programs.

A primary assignment will focus on the execution of EMI tests of spacecraft systems. The new member of the team will participate in the definition, analysis, and test verification of EMI / EMC requirements for current and future space vehicle components; analyses of electrical circuits for EMC, including grounding and shielding assessments; and the execution of electric and magnetic field measurements.

This position requires a self-motivated, capable person with strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the individual must be very people savvy, have strong customer relationship skills, possess a positive team-player attitude, be flexible and willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise, and be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. The individual must share our passion for our Nation's Space Program and share in the excitement of developing the next generation of human-rated space vehicles.

More About the Role:

Job responsibilities, depending on the individual's experience, will include:
  • Support EMI/EMC testing in a laboratory setting using and understanding the variety of EMI, RF, and electronics test equipment typically used in these types of tests.
  • Investigating EMC test discrepancies and anomalies, and performing failure investigations of electronic, communications, and RF system components and subsystems.
  • Troubleshoot EMI issues from board to system level, providing practical, workable solutions for flight projects.
  • Participating in design reviews, customer acceptance reviews, test readiness reviews, and other program reviews.
  • Analyzing and interpreting circuit schematics, PCB layouts, engineering drawings, bills of material, cable harnesses, wiring schematics, interface diagrams, layout drawings, and mechanical drawings.
  • Performing data reduction of complex electromagnetic and radio frequency (RF) analyses and signal integrity assessments.
  • Evaluating the EMI performance of electrical and electronic systems.
  • Ensure designs meet EMI/EMC requirements

This work takes place at NASA/JSC in Houston, TX, a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in human space flight and the space exploration initiative.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident for access to USG facilities.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, or Physics, or related disciplines with a focus on electromagnetics.
  • Minimum of 3 years of EMI/EMC requirements, analysis, design, and test experience involving circuits, electromagnetic field theory, Maxwell's equations, radio frequency (RF) design, cable shielding, magnetics, antennas, and filters. Experience exceeding the minimum is valued.
  • Knowledge of performing EMI/EMC tests such as conducted susceptibility (CS), conducted emissions (CE), radiated susceptibility (RS), and radiated emissions (RE).
  • Able and willing to teach and mentor others in your area of specialty, especially project personnel who may not be EMI/EMC experts.
  • Must be flexible, open to new challenges in a dynamic environment, and possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.
  • Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • M.S. or Ph. D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering with thesis in electromagnetics, with professional work experience in the field.
  • Technical leadership and domain expertise are highly valued in this position
  • Previous work experience with MIL-STD-461, NASA-STD-4003, or similar standards.
  • Knowledge of electrical safety
  • Materials expertise including paint, anodize, Alodine, and other surface finishes and platings.

What We Can Offer You:

- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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