• Solid Rocket Propulsion Engineer

    Location US-CA-Edwards
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/14/2018 2:16 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1827
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    2
    Type of Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
    Visa Requirements
    Citizen only
  • Overview

    Sierra Lobo, offers customers a full range of professional and technical capabilities, including Test and Evaluation, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Technologies.  We also develop products and processes related to Cryogenic Fluid and Thermal Management Systems, Densified Propellant Management Systems, and Prototype Extreme Pressure and Temperature Systems.  Our customers include the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

     

    This position is located on the RTES contract located at Edwards Air Force Base.

     

    EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    Join an established team of scientists and engineers performing basic and applied research in solid rocket propulsion modeling, simulation and testing at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rocket Propulsion Division (AFRL/RQR).

     

    The employee will participate in analysis of existing and future solid rocket motor systems through one or more of the following activities:

     

    • Using and implementing advanced modeling and simulation software to include:
      • CFD and FEA analysis of propellants, nozzles, and other components.
      • Heat transfer and erosion modeling.
      • Use of advanced tools to evaluate current and future programs.
    • Developing test and analysis methods for validation of software tools.
    • Design and analysis of rocket motor components.
    • Interfacing with manufacturing and testing groups/facilities and personnel.
    • Participation in multi-organization Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) involving Modeling and Simulation of Solid Rocket Motors.
    • Oral presentations of complex ideas involving rocket motors, modeling, and testing.

    Qualifications

    REQUISITE SKILLS:

     

    • An understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.
    • Familiarity with rocket propulsion desirable, but not necessary.
    • Familiarity with CAD, CFD and FEA analysis methods desirable.
    • The candidate should have a good command of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • A good knowledge of the English language is required. 
    • The candidate shall be able to operate in a team environment, and shall have good interpersonal, reporting and communication skills (written and verbal).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Candidates must have a B.S. degree or higher in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering or a similar discipline.
    • Early Career Level, 2 – 10 years relevant work experience.
    • The candidate must be a US citizen and shall be able to obtain a US security clearance.

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