Payload Safety Engineer

Nanoracks Hiring in Houston
Position:Payload Safety Engineer
Reports To:Senior Payload Safety Engineer
Location:Webster, TX

Payload Safety Engineer

Mission of the Position:

The ISS Payload and Safety Engineer is responsible to coordinate with the Payload Developer for safety related issues and processes, and to make sure that the NASA ISS Payload safety processes are conducted to completion for flight and ISS Payload Safety Hazard Report Closure. The goal of this position is ensuring flight certification for ISS payloads and to make certain that ISS Payloads meet NASA safety requirements.


Essential Duties

Safety Compliance:

  • Review Payload Data and develop ISS Payload Safety Data Package.
  • Coordinate with the Payload Developer to acquire data necessary for safety compliance.
  • Develop ISS Payload Safety Hazard Reports and assure ISS Payload Safety Hazard Report closure.
  • Conduct reviews with the NASA Safety Review Panel.
  • Provide detailed reports and recommendations for mitigation strategies.
  • Prepare and present technical presentations.
  • Review documents, operational scenarios, and subsequent changes for safety impact.


Additional Responsibilities:

  •  Participate in reviews, forums, and technical interchange meetings for payload safety issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university required.
  • B.S. in engineering, systems engineering, or science preferred.



  • Preferred 2 – 5 years experience working with mechanical, electrical, and structural systems, and reading and interpreting engineering drawings, including electrical schematics is required.
  • Experience in systems engineering or the ability to learn to apply systems engineering principles to payloads with multi-discipline configurations is preferred.
  • Broad based engineering experience in all major disciplines and involvement in payload development or designs is preferred.



  • Writing
  • Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Asking Questions


EEO Statement

It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


Competitive with local and industry standard.

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