187763 - Propulsion Engineer 3
Industry
ENG
Region
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
City
El Segundo
State
CA
Rate
$DOE
Duration
12 Months
Description
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Propulsion Engineer 3 located in El Segundo, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Looking for an outstanding Senior Mechanical/Propulsion Engineer with a background in spacecraft propulsion design. The ideal candidate has experience designing electric propulsion systems and sub-systems including thrusters, cathodes and/or feed systems. This is a hands-on role for a highly collaborative individual that combines superb technical, and analytical capabilities to transition theoretical guidance and requirements into performant hardware optimized to be lightweight, cost effective and manufacturability. Defines requirements for propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems and vehicle fuel and tank systems. Defines, coordinates and controls the functional and physical interfaces between the propulsion system and the vehicle. Develops specifications and architectural and configuration concepts for associated vehicle systems to meet customer and regulatory requirements. Configures or designs propulsion sub-systems and components to meet all vehicle design and performance criteria. Uses various testing, analysis, modeling and simulation tools to estimate or calculate system performance. Defines and performs certification tests for propulsion sub-systems and components. Supports fielded systems to assure continued reliability. Develops concepts for future propulsion systems to meet anticipated requirements. Works under general direction.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
• Advance degree (Master’s or PhD) in structural or mechanical engineering or related discipline
• Experience designing spacecraft propulsion systems and/or sub-components.
• Experienced with designing plasma propulsion systems (such as Hall Effect thrusters), cathodes and/or electric propulsion propellant feed systems.
• Experienced designing custom test fixtures for propulsion applications

EDUCATION:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

FULL TIME/FIRST SHIFT
WORK HOURS: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

TRAVEL: YES
Frequent travel to Kent, WA may be required.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Contact
Lucas Medina
lmedina@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x250 or (800) 927-9318 x250

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.