Fracture Control Specialist (Engineer)

Responsible for reviewing fracture control methodologies and providing material certification support for NASA programs. Provides technical advice on fracture control to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) including reviews and recommendations. Responsible for developing, vetting, and providing recommendations about variances in CCP partners’ fracture plans to the CCP Fracture Control System Manager. This responsibility requires the ability to understand and provide various material and Agency standards, to give guidance to CCP partners in the area of fracture and fracture control, including test programs, design allowables, fatigue analysis, structural fatigue, stress analysis, fracture mechanics, welding and to critically evaluate partner data to give technical conclusions on that data. Integrates Fracture Control issues with the appropriate Materials & Processes (M&P) Engineering System Manager, Fracture Control Subsystem Manager, or Core Fracture Control engineer; integration also includes nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and probability of detection.

Candidate must be a US citizen to meet ITAR/EAR regulations.

Job Requirements:


  1. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering or related scientific field.
  2. 10 years' minimum experience in relevant engineering or related scientific field.


  1. Good verbal and written communication skills
  2. Fluency in the English language is required
  3. Must possess the characteristic traits of honesty, integrity and confidentiality necessary to be entrusted with highly sensitive business data
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Kennedy Space Center NACI background investigation required


Essential/Typical Duties:

  1. Experience working with fracture control plans and summary reports, parts classification, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of fracture-critical parts, handling and damage control, and Material Review Board disposition of fracture critical parts.
  2. Experience with fracture mechanics, finite element analysis and fatigue of metallic structures.
  3. Ability to apply knowledge of M&P engineering, materials and materials testing, manufacturing and design practices, fracture control, fracture mechanics and the fatigue and fracture of structural materials for fracture-critical parts.
  4. Experience in the understanding of fracture control, structural materials (metals, intermetallics, ceramics, polymers, and composites), NDE and probability of detection is essential which enables the development of fracture control methodologies, plans and recommendations.
  5. Performs other position related duties and responsibilities as directed.
    1. Lifting/moving up to 30 pounds.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Lifting/Moving Requirements:

  • Lifting/moving up to 30 pounds.

Environmental Conditions:

● Typically works inside climate controlled conditions.

Other Conditions Unique to the Position :

● None

EOE M/F/D/V Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Full time