• Integration Engineer Mechanical (West Texas)

    Job Locations US-TX-Van Horn
    Category
    Test and Flight Operations
    Job ID
    2330
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Engine test stand or Launch operations, Vehicle processing and Launch or recovery support, facility operation, maintenance and test article integration for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of rocket engine testing. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention toward safe and repeatable spaceflight.

    Responsibilities

    • Test facility construction, operation and maintenance
      • Fabrication and routing of pressurization and propellant tubing
      • Installation and checkout of wire harnesses and instrumentation
      • Test article integration and checkout
      • Reviewing, editing and following test procedures
      • Operation of test facility
      • General trouble shooting of instrumentation, valves, leaks, etc.
    • Working with engineers on design concepts/improvements and development tests
    • Planning and communicating assembly steps for complex mechanical installations
    • Providing design feedback on the test stand and test article(s)
    • Safely working with hazardous chemicals and high pressure systems

    Qualifications

    Required

    • 5+ years of experience in rocket engine test facility support, testing rocket or jet engines or closely related applications
    • Demonstrated ability to work with
      • Test, flight and safety critical hardware
      • Standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment
    • Experience with pneumatic systems, propellant loading and off-loading systems
    • Ability to read and interpret drawings - GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

    Desired

    • 7+ years’ experience in propulsion facility/system or launch vehicle operation, integration or maintenance
    • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, including hydrogen peroxide, RP, and cryogenics
    • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred)
    • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
    • MIG/TIG, orbital welding experience

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