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Stratolaunch, LLC Propulsion Fluid System Engineer II in Mojave, California

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

To achieve these efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Propulsion Fluid System Engineer to design various fluid system parts and assemblies for the integration of the Talon-A rocket engine. Tasking will include the design of fluid plumbing systems, the integration of rocket engine valves and tanks, and the test of propulsion components and subassemblies. An ideal candidate will have both mechanical and fluid subsystem component design experience. You must be comfortable with supporting your design through the entire design life cycle – from conceptual through integration and test. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data. Candidates must have an aerospace development background and relevant experience in aerospace systems integration.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, build, and test of propulsion flight hardware

  • Perform structural, fluid, and thermal analysis of mechanical components and/or assemblies

  • Create component and assembly drawings for all hardware

  • Assist mechanics in integrating all components and assemblies onto the aircraft

  • Test propulsion components and/or assemblies to prepare for integrated subsystem testing

  • Develop engineering tools, as needed, to complete their tasking

  • Regular and comprehensive communication to the Talon-A Propulsion Lead

  • Contribute to the integration of complex aerospace systems

  • Travel, as needed, to support the department

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of these disciplines: fluid subsystem design, mechanical design, structural engineering, component or assembly level mechanical testing, rocket engine testing, cryogenic fluid systems, electrical and/or instrumentation experience

  • Experience with aircraft prototype development, including releasing engineering definition and developing work instructions

  • Experience with component-level or subsystem level test planning and execution

  • Experience with aircraft and prototype integration and testing

  • Ability to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to explain rationale and/or resolve concerns

  • Ability to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goals

  • Complex aerospace system development

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.

Required Computer Skills

  • Computer Aided Design tools – Solidworks or CATIA V5

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred

  • Experience with rocket engine propulsion system development and testing

  • Experience with cryogenic fluid system design

  • Aircraft and/or launch vehicle development experience

  • Experience with the design of ground support equipment

Education/experience/certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 3-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Remarks

  • Travel estimated to be approximately <= 5%

  • Position is based in Mojave, CA

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Job Category: Engineering

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