GHG Corporation
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Job Purpose

This is an entry-level position. The Operations Planning (Ops Plan) Flight Controller is responsible for coordinating, generating and up-linking all plans & supporting material for the International Space Station (ISS) crew.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs the lead planning integration role among all international and domestic planners. In addition, the Ops Plan team monitors real-time execution of the timeline, making recommendations and balancing priorities as real-time issues and anomalies arise.
  • The position will involve training to achieve certifications. Upon achieving certification, the employee will support ISS real-time operations as an ISS Flight Controller in the Mission Control Center (MCC) at the Johnson Space Center.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to developing mission timelines pre-flight and in real-time that are used in directing the ISS crew and flight controllers in operating the ISS; coordinating the development, testing, and deployment of planning software tools used aboard the ISS and in the control centers; and developing planning products and planning processes used in plan development and training.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Must be a recent college graduate or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a completed degree in Engineering, Physics, or Math by December 2022.
  • 0-2 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to real-time operations is essential.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, leadership and team working skills are also required.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills are required.
  • Candidates must show ability to respond well under pressure as a Flight Controller.
  • Must be able to meet JSC requirements for certification as a Flight Controller.
  • Must be able to apply for and successfully receive / maintain the required security clearance.
  • Must be able to pass an Air Force Class III physical.
  • Must be able to work off nominal shifts (nights, weekends, and holidays) as required.
  • Travel may be required.


  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Time Management
  • Initiative

Working Environment

  • This is largely a sedentary role; however, limited physical activity 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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