R&D Test Engineer

CompensationUp-to $17/hour
TypeUndergraduate
TypeGraduate
Commitment40 hrs/w
Start DateSpring 2022

Semesters

This position may have additional semesters if the allocation of further funding is available. Most positions involve 40 hrs/week during the summer and 10-20 hrs/week when classes occur. The guaranteed semesters for this position are:

  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022

Description

Develop science instruments that survey the lunar surface for resources and determine their properties in-situ & develop a large semi-automous field rover. Funded by NASA

Tasks

  • Testing cone penetrometer (atmosphere, vacuum).
  • Design and fabrication of test support fixtures.
  • Design and fabrication of new testing facilities.
  • Communicating results to NASA stakeholders/
  • Data collection and analysis.

Qualifications

Recommended Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering

Required

  • You must be a U.S. person.
  • Can lift 50lbs.
  • CAD Design (NX, Inventor, SolidWorks)
  • Machine shop training.

Preferred

  • 3D Printing
  • LabVIEW
  • Electronics Experience

Projects

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NASA LuSTR 2020NASA Lunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) (Exploration of lunar volatiles and determination of geotechnical properties) – "Percussive Hot Cone Penetrometer (PHCP) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Geotechnical and Volatiles Mapping"
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