Industry: Aerospace / Aviation / Defense
Job Category: Engineering – Engineering Design
This position requires access to United States Export Controlled information.
Our company’s place as a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision motion control technology is a clear reason to come work for us, however it’s our culture and values that really set us apart, for our employees and our customers.
The company’s Space Sector continues to see growth in our rocket engine and propulsion system business. Primary applications are monopropellant and bipropellant rocket engines and propulsion systems for strategic missile, LEO, GEO, and exploration missions with thrust ranges from 0.2 lbf to > 500 lbf. The company has been developing products and building technical depth in the area of green propulsion within these markets.
Green Propulsion Engineer – Niagara Falls, NY
This position is a subject matter expert-level role, operating as a member of the Niagara Falls Propulsion Engineering team. The expectation is the incumbent has experience working on space hardware, particularly rocket engines and propulsion systems compatible with green propellant (ex. ASCENT, LMP-103S, Hydrogen peroxide and other green or low-toxicity liquid mono- and bi-propellants). The ideal candidate would have been a significant part of and/or led successful design and development of engines, components, and propulsion systems compatible with green propellant. Additionally, the candidate possesses technical knowledge regarding common green propellants such as those above and their chemistry and has an ability to apply his/her expertise in rocket engine design and scientific theory to the design process.
Lead and/or contribute to the overall engine and propulsion system design and analysis necessary to support customer missions that use green propellants.
The primary mode of operation is the incumbent provides technical oversight and guidance to the team of engineers executing the project; however, based on the needs of the business, the incumbent may be asked to be part of the project execution team.
Application engineer company standard products to meet new mission requirements.
Plan the overall test campaign necessary to demonstrate compliance with customer requirements.
Mentor and coach other engineers in the design of various components compatible with green propellant.
Participate in trade shows and write or contribute to generating conference papers.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and 10+ years of design and/or project engineering experience with rocket engines, components, and/or propulsion systems compatible with green propellants. M.S. or Ph.D. preferred.
Note: Candidates with less than ten years of experience with an advanced degree will be considered based on the content of past design and development experience specific to green propellant rocket engines, components, and propulsion systems. Due to the nature of the technical need, lesser years of experience may be reviewed and considered.
A track record of success and demonstrated competency and direct experience with designing rocket engines and propulsion systems.
Experience designing, building, and testing propulsion systems with green propellants is desired, as is experienced with the impact of typical green propellants on design requirements for components such as valves, regulators, propellant tanks, and other hardware.
Ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance due to the type of work completed by the company’s Space Sector.
Our Niagara Falls location is the primary site for engine design and development work. This is the preferred site for this position. Consideration will be given to other company locations in East Aurora, NY; Golden, CO; Mountain View CA; Chatsworth, CA; Gilbert, AZ; or Huntsville, AL. Travel to Niagara Falls will be required if the individual resides in one of these other sites.
EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No