Job Category: Engineering – Engineering Design
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The 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 and Defense Group (SDG) continues to see growth in our rocket engine and propulsion system business that includes spacecraft, missile, launch vehicle and space exploration markets. 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. We are seeking a Rocket Engine Design Engineer to cover the full product life cycle from supporting business capture through product delivery. This is a senior role in the company’s SDG, operating as a member of the Niagara Falls Propulsion Engineering team.
Day- to-Day Responsibilities:
Leading engine design efforts on bipropellant and/or monopropellant engine applications.
Design and development with proven successful test results and flight heritage.
Apply your expertise in rocket design and scientific theory to the design process.
Complete the overall engine design necessary to support customer missions, including the design of the injector and nozzle/chamber as well as establishing the valve requirements.
Application engineers the company’s standard products to meet new mission requirements.
Support the detailed analyses for the rocket engines, including combustion, thermal, structural, dynamic, and plume analyses. Depending on the project, you may complete these required analyses.
Plan the overall test campaign necessary to demonstrate compliance with customer requirements.
Mentored and coached other design engineers in the design of various engine/system applications.
Present your work to colleagues and to customers.
Work in Teamcenter/NX or comparable CAD application. Direct other engineers to generate conceptual designs/drawings and/or conduct that work individually.
Here’s what you’ll bring with you…
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering with 10 years of in-space rocket engine design experience; MS or Ph.D. preferred (candidates with less than ten years of experience will be considered based on the content of past design and development experience specific to rocket engines).
Knowledge/expertise and experience in designing rocket engines and the theory governing their designs.
Our Niagara Falls location is the primary site for engine design and development work.  This is the preferred site for the engine design engineer. Consideration will be given to other company locations in East Aurora NY, Golden, CO, Mountain View, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Gilbert, AZ, or Huntsville, AL. Extensive travel to Niagara Falls will be required if the individual resides in one of these other sites.  The company’s SDG has engineering resources in several locations in the United States.  The design engineer will work collaboratively across these sites to meet our customer’s needs.
EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Niagara Falls
State: New York

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