• Fluid Systems Design Engineer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the hands-on design, development, and testing of the fluid systems for the New Shepard Crew Capsule. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of fluid systems development.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Participation in the entire design cycle of fluid subsystems including conceptual design, thermo-fluid modeling, structural layout and analysis, integration, test and mission support
    • Designing and routing individual fluid subsystems (i.e. environmental control, life support, pressurization, pneumatics, reaction control)
    • Designing fluid component groups (i.e. solenoid valves, regulators, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, scrubbers) including specification, development testing, and qualification of specific components
    • Structural design and analysis of fluid subsystems including developing 3D models, assembly and detail drawings, interface control documents, bill of material management and FEA
    • Fluid component and subsystem level testing including test planning, test execution, data reduction, and  analysis
    • Project planning, scheduling and cost estimation


    • B.S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
    • 5+ years of experience with aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicles in the detail design of aerospace or equivalent type fluid systems and components
    • Working knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, sensors and fittings
    • Knowledge of fabrication, integration processes and quality control relative to tubes/piping and machined components
    • Working knowledge of materials and treatments
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Proficiency in 3D CAD programs (Creo Pro/E and Pro/E Piping)
    • Knowledge in the use of FEA analysis tools (ANSYS preferred)
    • Experience with the application and use of welding
    • Experience with Environmental Control and Life Support systems
    • Experience with GD&T (ASME Y14.5)


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