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


Job purpose

This is an entry level position. The candidate will work as an ETHOS (Environmental & Thermal Operating Systems) flight controller and serve as a technical expert for the ISS Environmental Control/Life Support System and Internal Thermal Control System. Initial flight controller certification will be as a backroom MPSR (Mission Personnel Support Room) and training typically takes 18-24 months.  After a period of time post MPSR certification, the employee will be given the opportunity to advance to higher levels of FCR (Flight Control Room) flight controller certification as an Operator or Specialist, or as an Instructor for flight controllers and/or crew.

Duties and responsibilities

  • As a certified flight controller the individual will support shifts as needed, develop training materials, participate in the conduct of simulations, and be extensively involved in the instruction of flight crew and mission operations personnel utilizing a variety of media and facilities.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, or Science with 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.


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

Working environment

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computer, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical requirements

This is largely a sedentary role; however, 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.

Direct reports

Program Manager 

Position Expectations

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


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