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Propulsion Engineer

Company: Actalent
Location: Mojave
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a qualified Test Engineer with propulsion development and qualification testing experience. The task of this role will be to establish requirements and documentation for tests in support of the SpaceshipTwo and beyond Hybrid Propulsion Systems. The engineer in this position will have responsibility for the definition of equipment, process, systems, and materials in order to perform safe, repeatable, and efficient tests This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at the VG aerospace facility in Mojave, California. --- Partner with a team of engineers, technicians, vendors and subcontractors while performing systems analysis to double-check existing work, design new systems, prepare and safely conduct critical development and qualification tests --- Coordination of test requirements and development of test procedures --- Coordination of all test site activities, operation of all ground test support equipment (GSE) and test operations for the hybrid rocket motor and stage system (GSE includes propellant and pressurant storage and transportation equipment --- Verifying all GSE is in good working order, and ensuring necessary improvements, maintenance and documentation are in place to support on-going testing and flight operations --- Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency --- Support flight test operations as well as hybrid rocket design, analysis, and production activities --- Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards --- Estimate fabrication times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions --- Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding fabrication capabilities, schedules, and other considerations to facilitate testing activities Skills: Propulsion systems, propulsion equipment, fluid system, fluid dynamics, test engineering, test requirements, test development, fluid mechanics, validation testing, Mechanical, spacecraft, Aerospace engineering Top Skills Details: Propulsion systems,propulsion equipment,fluid system,fluid dynamics,test engineering,test requirements,test development,fluid mechanics,validation testing Additional Skills & Qualifications: --- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline or physics --- 4+ years of role related experience o Liquid or hybrid rocket propulsion development and qualification testing experience. Specifically, experience with: o Development of test requirements and procedures for components, subsystems, and integrated rocket engine/stage systems o Test readiness reviews, issue tracking, resolution, and reporting o Test control room hierarchy, etiquette, and protocol o Coordination of multiple support organizations (S&MA, regulatory bodies) o Flight test support --- Ground support equipment and high pressure fluid design and analysis experience --- Experience with COPVs a plus --- Strong team player --- Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed Experience Level: Intermediate Level About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Lancaster , Propulsion Engineer, Engineering , Mojave, California

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