PLSS Project Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2024 3:32 PM)
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PLSS Project Engineer



Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a PLSS Project Engineer for the JETS II Contract, supporting the Space Division.






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This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Typically requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 - 10 years of related experience. License and certification may be required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required



  • Detailed knowledge of vent loop gas flow rates, pressure management, and PLSS outlet CO2 control in closed loop and open loop modes. Should have detailed knowledge on xEMU selected design goals for each vent loop component. Areas of knowledge on each component should include: detailed understanding of each component's design and purpose in the overall vent loop and PLSS design, pressure capabilities, flow rates/delta pressure during flow, and functional operations. Should understand previous vent loop build/manufacturing issues and testing including component checkouts and DVT/TVAC testing. Should be able to describe the consequences of making various design alterations to the existing xEMU baseline design
  • Detailed knowledge of thermal control and auxiliary thermal control loops including heat removal capabilities, pressures and flow rates, water/loop materials compatibility, issues with extended quiescent stowage. Detailed knowledge of design trades that led to the selection of xEMU thermal loop component designs, detailed knowledge of hardware design, knowledge of xEMU thermal loop hardware build/manufacturing history including issues encountered and resolution, and knowledge of testing including component checkouts and PLSS level DVT/TVAC testing. Should be able to describe the consequences of making various design alterations to the existing xEMU baseline design



  • Perform project engineering functions for EVA spacesuit design, development, procurement, manufacture, test, and certification
  • Work with the PLSS Team leadership to update plans and agreements for PLSS work scope
  • Work with the PLSS team leads to capture any new risks to the PLSS project/technical scope, or to update the status of PLSS Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Design tests and perform tests of PLSS hardware
  • Perform other duties as required


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Flexible time off (FTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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