201556 - Senior Aerothermal Fluids Engineer
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Aerothermal Fluids Engineer for a direct opportunity in Huntsville, AL.

- 70% - Perform aerothermal and fluids modelling and analysis of Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) hardware components. Analysis is performed using in-house and non-proprietary Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), heat transfer, and thermal ablation analysis tools such as Fluent and CFD++, various meshing tools, and classic aerothermal tools such as ACE, gasket, and CMA. Thermal analysis includes temperature prediction and ablation assessment of SRM insulators and other hardware components. Duties include test support for pre and post-test analysis of static fired motors for model validation. Support programs across the enterprise for complex analyses requiring advanced aerothermodynamic and fluid dynamic tools when programs have difficult problems that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Apply specific expertise and knowledge to provide technical solutions to complex, difficult problems that do not lend themselves to be solved by 1-D or other simplified techniques. Formulate an approach for such problems so that they can be understood and worked upon by more junior staff. Design and support verification tests of propulsion systems and components. Develop test systems and strategies, specify instrumentation and analyze test results. Contribute to the development of new practices, techniques, and standards. Perform as an emerging authority and possesses a comprehensive understanding of the general and technical aspects of the job and its practical application to complex problems and situations.

- 20% - Produce CFD and thermal analysis reports and test reports. Make presentation of analysis results to both internal and external customers. Provide technical guidance to junior analysts.

- 10% - Support verification tests of propulsion systems and components.

Demonstrated experience in team leadership is required. - Candidate must be proficient in using thermal analysis tools in thermal ablation analysis of solid rocket propulsion. - Requires technical expertise in the advertised discipline and full knowledge of related disciplines. - Guides the successful completion of major projects in the department - Leadership skills- may function as a project team leader. - Knowledge and experience with aerospace product development efforts a plus. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is expected. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Client site. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Client will be required prior to starting employment with the Company. Work Environment and Physical Requirements. Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Accredited Bachelor's degree and at least five (5) years of directly related experience


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

Terry Jones
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x282 or (800) 927-9318 x282

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.