GHG Corporation
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Other
  • Full Time


Job purpose

This is an entry level position. The individual will work as an ETHOS (Environmental & Thermal Operating Systems) flight controller and serve as a technical expert for the ISS (International Space Station) Environmental Control/Life Support System and Internal Thermal Control System.

Duties and responsibilities

  • ETHOS flight controllers and instructors manage the execution and training for crew on life support systems that include: monitoring the oxygen, nitrogen, ventilation, CO2 scrubbing, total and partial pressure sensors, trace contaminant removal, vacuum resources for payloads, water recovery and recycling, and urine processing systems.
  • ETHOS flight controllers and instructors have the significant and critical role of leading the flight control teams and crew in responding to vehicle emergencies including fire, rapid depressurization and toxic atmosphere.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a recent college graduate or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a completed degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science by December 2020.
  • 0-2 years of experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to progress through flight controller and instructor certifications which require excellent leadership and team-working ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication skills are required for this position.
  • Candidates must be able to apply technical knowledge and operations concepts to exercise effective decision making and initiative in a real-time and fast-paced operational environment.
  • International Space Station operations are 24/7, and although most work will occur during a standard work day (8am to 4:30pm) the candidate should also be able to work odd shifts, weekends and holidays on a weekly rotation.
  • Candidates are also required to pass a standard flight controller physical examination, pass security clearances and be able to travel.
  • US Citizenship is required.

Physical requirements

  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Shift work is required (nights, weekends, and holidays).


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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