Job Listing Description

Development Test Engineer / Electric Propulsion

** Candidates must be U.S. Citizens **

** Permanent residents are NOT eligible for this role **

** Dual citizens are NOT eligible for this role. Also, candidates with a current non-U.S. passport in addition to a U.S. passport are NOT acceptable **

** An active Secret Clearance is preferred, but NOT required. Only submit candidates with active Secret Clearances if you are able to employ them (have access the JPAS system) **

** Will require significant travel to El Segundo, CA and Ann Arbor, MI **

Experience/familiarity with the following preferred:

-Electric Propulsion

-Vacuum chamber systems and low pressure environments
-High voltage circuits and electronics

-Thruster testing or hollow cathode operation

-Plasma physics and plasma diagnostic tools (Faraday probes, Retarding Potential Analyzers, ExB probes, etc.)

-Plasma interaction with materials

-Thruster performance characteristics (Thrust, Isp, efficiency, etc.)

-Understanding of magnetic fields and conductive/radiative heat transfer

-Test experience

-Writing test plans

-Performing test setup

-Test analysis

-Basic understanding of facility requirements and test article installation

-Microsoft Office

Key Words:

Electric Propulsion, Hall Thruster, Ion Thruster, HCT, GIT, EP, Hollow Cathode, Voltage, Plasma Physics, Thruster Testing, Discharge, Plume, Magnetic Field, Rocket Engine, Systems Engineer, Test Engineer

B.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, Physics, or related field.
Job Number: 6914524
Job Location: Canoga Park, CA
Rate: 48
Duration: 6+ Months Possible Direct
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 04/12/2017
Attention: A.J. Schweiger
Address: 7310 RITCHIE HWY STE 400
City, State: GLEN BURNIE, MD 21061-3092
800 Phone: 866/277-3343

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