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Lead Propulsion Engineer - LOX-Methane focus 

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Lead Propulsion Engineer - LOX-Methane focus 


Mojave, CA by August 15, 2021
Masten is growing a team of top-notch propulsion engineers. The Senior Propulsion Engineer role is responsible for developing new propulsion systems to meet mission requirements. This includes conceptual, design, manufacturing and test of propulsion components and systems.
Responsibilities

  • Providing engineering expertise in the area of design, development, and test of methane/LOX propulsion systems.
  • Focus on the propulsion system of the future reusable suborbital VTVL flight program. Other tasks may include technology development and support of other projects.
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members - potentially up to 5 teammates

Accountabilities:

  • Conceptual and detailed design of LOX-Methane propulsion systems including items such as combustion chambers, injectors, pre-burners, gas generators, turbines, pumps, valves, propellant feed systems, tanks, pressurization systems
  • Design of the ground support equipment (GSE) and tooling for engine manufacturing, testing, and maintenance.
  • Design risk analysis.
  • Fluid CAD and simulation modeling, including propellant slosh and pogo oscillations.
  • Component and assembly specifications.
  • Fabrication and assembly schematics and procedures for engine and GSE.
  • Component testing procedures, including priming and water hammer analysis.
  • Provide technical guidance to fabricators and technicians 
  • System manufacturing and testing.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Innovative and passionate about space
  • Experience leveraging additive manufacturing in engine design.
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or engineering physics
  • 5+ years of professional experience working with combustion devices or fluid systems
  • Experience using CAD to design parts/assemblies
  • Experience developing hardware from concept to working prototypes
  • Hands-on project experience with fluid and mechanical systems, preferably as a team or sub-team lead
  • Experience with various propulsion system cycles and their benefits and nuances
  • Experience with cryogenic and supercritical fluid behavior.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering or aeronautical/astronautical engineering
  • 8+ years of professional experience in aerospace engineering
  • 5+ years experience in engine test
  • Conjugate heat transfer analysis experience with high heat flux heat exchangers
  • Analytical/scientific programming experience (Python, Matlab, Excel, etc.)
  • Hands-on fabrication skills


 
Job Number: 2110128084
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 04/05/2021
Last Updated: 06/23/2021
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866
Email: cecjwestlake@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003PdIOQA0&URLSource=cjhunter

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