Contamination Control Engineer

Contamination Control Engineer

RSI - Lanham, MD

Research Support Instruments is looking for a scientist/engineer with a broad range of experience for the development of optical space flight instrumentation. Contamination in the form of particulates, films, or scattered light can significantly degrade instrument performance and/or lifetime. Management of the cleanliness of optical and nearby surfaces throughout the lifecycle of assembly, integration, test, launch and operations requires a system approach. A successful contamination control engineer must work with designers and engineers throughout the entire process: design, process control, monitoring, cleaning, training, performance modeling, integration, and testing.

Desirable abilities include a desire to interact and work as part of a team with thermal, electrical, optical, and mechanical engineers and various scientists, modeling of physical systems, integration of improvements in materials and developing procedures on-the-fly. All work will be done while meeting strict documentation requirements and challenging schedules with many sub-groups, senior management/consultants, and other contract companies. Frequent travel to other contractor sites will be required sometimes for a duration of 1-2 weeks.

MS or PhD Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or Physics or BS Degree with 3+ years’ experience and a Secret clearance (TS-SCI desired) is required.

The position is located in the Washington DC area.

US Citizenship is required.

Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance