• Test Engineer (West Texas Launch Facility)

    Job Locations US-TX-Van Horn
    Category
    Test and Flight Operations
    Job ID
    2649
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts you will support the development, construction, operation and maintenance of liquid rocket engine test facilities for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of  hands-on engineering and project management. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:
    • Design, plan, fabricate and install liquid rocket engine test facilities
    • Design, define, procure and install engine test facility systems and components
    • Develop and execute test plans and subsequent data reviews
    • Procure components and materials; manage vendors and subcontractors
    • Plan and oversee facility maintenance
    • Assist with schedule and cost estimation and management
    • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and cost savings

    Qualifications

    Required
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in liquid rocket engine test stand design, operation and maintenance
      • Pressurized Gas Systems
      • Fluid Systems
    • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, experience with cryogenic propellants and Kerosene preferred
    • Understands/experience with hazardous operations and design for system safety
    • Strong Project Management and team leadership skills
    • BS degree in engineering and at least 5 years direct experience with propulsion test facilities.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

    Desired

    Desired
    • 10 or more years experience in the design, development, and operation of propulsion test facilities
    • Experience with civil engineering projects
    • Experience in construction management
    • Experience with 3D CAD tools and data management
    • Experience with test facility instrumentation and Data Acquisition and Control Systems
    • Knowledge of the state of the art in data acquisition and control hardware and software
    • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, fabrication and integration processes and quality control

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