Principal Engineer Propulsion
Requisition ID: R10129586
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
- Shift: Days (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
The Propulsion Engineering team is hiring for a Principal Propulsion Engineer professional located at our Chandler, AZ location.
This position will support a family of Target vehicles performing various ordnance, pneumatic, hydraulic and motor analysis and integration activities. This position will generate performance predictions, perform component and system level testing, disposition nonconforming hardware, perform field site integration, post flight data review and lead anomaly investigations as required.
Perform analysis, design, or test of one or more moderately complex materials (including energetics), structural components, and control systems for propulsion systems. Apply engineering principles, industry standards, company standards and customer requirements to develop propulsion systems (electric, solid/liquid fuel rocket, air-breathing, thrusters) for application in launch vehicles, missile systems, and space mission systems. Select applicable analytical data from previous products, determine the technical principles involved, mathematically define the problem and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs, and requirements of other portions of the product. Coordinate strategy for developing and leveraging multi-disciplinary design, optimization, and analysis processes to support mission requirements. Define and coordinate the conduct of testing required to evaluate design work.
Perform hands on test support of pneumatic and hydraulic components and systems through functional and environmental testing.
Perform responsible engineer duties leading the Integrated Product Team of a medium sized subcontract coordinating supplier change notifications, non-conformances, hardware acceptance reviews, etc.
Conduct pre-launch engineering reviews, examining as built vehicle hardware, pre-launch data, assessing flight readiness and working with the flight field teams
Conduct trade studies and evaluate alternative designs.
Based on broadly defined problems, study basic design concepts and criteria for complex materials, components, or functional systems and applies the engineering principles involved to develop new designs.
Anticipate customer needs and find innovative ways to provide for those needs.
Originate and develop constructive ideas. Consistently look for ways to modify or change existing methods or processes to improve outcomes.
Determine engineering tasks required for project planning and execution; Analyze project requirements and develop detailed planning, conceptual designs, and risk analysis.
Interact with internal and external customers; Assist the customer in defining system requirements and in the generation of specifications for products or sub systems.
Develop and present materials for project related briefings including design reviews to be given to internal and external customers.
Support new business and prepare proposal material.
Travel up to 10% of the time to supplier and launch facilities.
Bachelor's degree in STEM Discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 5 years of related engineering experience or Master's degree and 3 years related engineering experience.
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree preferred
Secret security clearance or ability to obtain clearance after start
Matlab and Python
Data acquisition equipment operation
Configuration change management
Supply Chain Management of Subcontractors
Presentation of technical data to internal and external customers
Failure investigation techniques
Secret security clearance
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What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
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