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PROPULSION SYSTEM DESIGN ENGINEER--RS 3 at United Launch Alliance

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Pueblo, Colorado





Job Description:

RS = Rocket Scientist

At ULA, it really is rocket science!
Are you interested in joining America's most experienced team of rocket scientists? Do you have what it takes to be a part of the most reliable rocket launch team - and soon the team to return humans to space from American soil? ULA is America's #1 space launch provider with 100% mission success on 126 consecutive launches. Our vision is to Save Lives, Explore the Universe and Connect the World.

This engineering function provides engineering design, systems integration, subcontract management, test, product technical support and anomaly resolution for the Propulsion fluids systems (cryogenic, non-cryogenic, hydraulics and pneumatics). Develops system and component designs and requirements to satisfy overall propulsion systems requirements. The position requires mechanical design capability as well as understanding dynamic, structural and fluids analysis concepts. Must have the capability to perform system integration and perform system level trade studies to optimize designs for manufacturing, producibility and performance. Generates engineering drawings as well as assembly and testing requirements and test procedures. Provides direct support to the suppliers, the factory and the launch site to ensure production schedules are met, resolve anomalies and streamline operations to improve efficiency. When anomalies occur, provides causal analysis that leads to effective resolution and corrective actions that prevent recurrence. Reviews the as-built product (hardware and associated software) and product test data to certify that the final product configuration and performance meets requirements and is ready for test and/or flight. Develops design improvements that reduce cost and risk and/or improve vehicle performance.

In addition to the Prop Design functions described above this job includes all engineering aspects of launch vehicle component testing from developing the test program, designing the test setup and test fixturing to performing the test and analyzing the data. Hands on work and directing technicians is required during test buildup and test performance.

External Additional Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Propulsion, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or an equivalent Engineering discipline) and 4 to 8 years of experience.
Experience with test program management including developing test procedures and performing tests.
Experience with test instrumentation and data acquisition hardware.
Experience with application of engineering principles.
Familiarity with propulsion systems.
Experience with CAD software.
Experienced with Microsoft Office platform tools.
Strong teamwork ethic and ability to integrate with other functional disciplines.

External Preferred Qualifications
Experience and/or knowledge in at least one of the following: Orbital Tube Welding; Manual Fusion Welding; Tig Welding; Resistance Welding; Aluminum Welding; or Friction Stir WeldingProficient with fluids and thermodynamics analysis.
Practical experience with resistance and gas tungsten arc welding
A good understanding of design engineering principles, propulsion system design considerations, test execution, and other technical principles and concepts within the engineering field.
A significant breadth and depth of knowledge in the following systems: airborne pneumatic and fluids systems, project, engineering, and system integration.
Working knowledge of Test Requirement Documents (TRDs), hardware and operational limits, Automated Data Monitoring System (ADMS), Microsoft Word, Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Detail oriented, focused on following through on all related tasks, with methodical and systematic problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Experience with NX 9 or 10 software.
Experience with LabVIEW software.

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).