Fluid Systems Engineer (Structures Test)
Team and Role Overview
The structures test team is responsible for completing all development, acceptance, and qualification testing of the primary and secondary structure of the vehicle. The structural test engineer will play an integral part in designing, operating, and troubleshooting all of our test stands; planning test campaigns; and analyzing test data.
The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives
Our mission is to change people’s conception of the way rockets are built and flown. As a structural test engineer, you will work to increase automation and decrease fixed tooling in the test environment. Over the next 12 months, you will support a couple subsystems for each of our major test stands and help us run the first development and qualification tests for Terran 1.
In order to be successful in this role, you should be equally at home working from your desk or in the test yard. Some days you will be working on the test stands to solve integration or activation problems, and other days you will be designing new systems for upcoming test campaigns. You should be nimble and scrappy, but able with a constant eye to safety and quality.
The test team frequently shifts priorities and redistributes work among our teammates. You should be flexible and able to work in a very dynamic environment. You should be able to work independently, but willing to jump in wherever help is needed. The most successful candidates have a hunger to continually learn new skills and are not afraid to give and receive constructive feedback.
Minimum Required Skills and Competencies
- Undergraduate degree in STEM field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience
- Willing to travel as required (up to 20%)
- Demonstrated track record of completing multi-discipline projects within time and budget constraints
- Familiarity with instrumentation selection and operation
- Proven ability to make critical decisions under pressure in a console operator or other real-time environment.
- Cradle to grave experience with fluid system design, analysis, and operations
Preferred Skills and Competencies
- At least 3 years of engineering experience
- Familiarity with cryogenic handling and hazards
- Experience in aerospace launch or test environment
- Experience with hydraulic power systems
- Familiarity with structural design and finite element analysis
- Familiarity with high pressure (>3000 psi) systems
- Comfortable working at heights or enclosed spaces
- Significant "hands on" experience
- Familiarity with EtherCAT architecture
- Demonstrated ability to tune and troubleshoot closed loop control systems
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.