Human Factors Design Engineer at MEI Techologies Inc.

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Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

MEI Techologies Inc.

Location: US-TX-Houston
Job ID: 2020-1696
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering



Position Title: Human Factors Design Engineer

Location: Houston, Texas (NASA)

Contact: Kristen Gaustad, Senior Technical Recruiter

Overview: The primary function of this position is to support the Anthropometry and Biomechanics Facility (ABF) at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The ABF performs anthropometric, biomechanical, ergonomic, and human factors evaluations of flight equipment and procedures, including evaluation of current and future space suit designs. The ABF utilizes motion analysis systems, force sensing devices, anthropometric measuring devices, and computer modeling/analysis. This position will work with scientists and engineers in the ABF to complete operational evaluations and analyses. Tasks will include study design, data collection, data reduction and analysis, and preparation of technical reports and presentations.


  • Work with ABF Technical Leads to plan and implement operational evaluations to assess anthropometry, human factors, ergonomics, biomechanics, and risk of injury

  • Assist with preparation of support documentation for studies, including Institutional Review Board protocols, test plans, test readiness review packages, etc.

  • Perform equipment set-up, calibration, and monitoring for tests/evaluations

  • Monitor human test subjects and collect data for research objectives and hardware evaluations

  • Assist with reduction and analysis of test data, including application of appropriate statistical methods

  • Assist with preparation of technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations

  • Present technical results at internal meetings and scientific conferences

  • Archive data per NASA policy

  • Provide inputs to weekly and monthly status reports

  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to the customer and team

  • Serve as a test subject for protocol and hardware evaluations on a volunteer basis

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

  • Bachelor's degree in human factors/ergonomics, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering or a related field

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; employee will be required to work and communicate with human test subjects, astronauts, and personnel across multiple JSC directorates

  • Highly motivated with developed organizational skills and ability to support multiple projects


  • Master's degree in human factors/ergonomics, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering or a related field

  • Experience with NASA standards and requirements or similar experience with a broad set of human factors, ergonomics, and anthropometry requirements

  • Experience conducting or supporting human health and performance research

  • Knowledge of occupational musculoskeletal disorders/injuries

  • Experience with motion capture systems and analysis of kinematic data

  • Experience with bioinstrumentation and data acquistion systems

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods

  • Experience with CAD and human modeling tools: SolidWorks, ProE, Blender, Polyworks

  • Experience in programming SQL, MSAccess

  • Experience in 3D analytical assessment of geometry

Join our team TODAY!

MEI Technologies is growing! MEIT since 1992 is a nationwide technology company that has implemented process-oriented management and has redefined itself into the family-owned organization that offers innovative, best-value services and solutions within four focused capabilities: Engineering Services & Solutions, Modeling and Simulation, Space Systems, Design & Integration; and IT/Cyber Services & Solutions.

Why Choose MEIT??

At MEIT YOU WILL have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest, most experienced engineering and technology experts in the U.S.!!

  • MEIT has established proven, quality work methods, including ISO, CMMI and AS9100 certifications.

  • MEIT stands by delivering what we promise with flexibility, quality and integrity to our employees and our customers.

  • MEIT reputation for entering a new market, getting to work and generating immediate and impactful results.

With an abundance of collaborative individuals MEIT is an organization that provides the opportunity to truly reach your potential as a professional. MEIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer /M/F/disability/protected veteran employer.

MEIT is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) serving government and commercial sectors across the United States.

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