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Propulsion Engineer 3 Top Secret

El Segundo, California Contract Job ID: 2010119881
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Propulsion Engineer 3 Top Secret
 We're looking for an outstanding Senior Mechanical/Propulsion Engineer with a background in spacecraft propulsion design.
The ideal candidate has experience designing electric propulsion systems and sub-systems including thrusters, cathodes and/or feed systems.
This is a hands-on role for a highly collaborative individual that combines superb technical, and analytical capabilities to transition theoretical guidance and requirements into performant hardware optimized to be lightweight, cost effective and manufacturability.
  • Defines requirements for propulsion systems, auxiliary power systems and vehicle fuel and tank systems
  •  Defines, coordinates and controls the functional and physical interfaces between the propulsion system and the vehicle.
  • Develops specifications and architectural and configuration concepts for associated vehicle systems to meet customer and regulatory requirements
  • Configures or designs propulsion sub-systems and components to meet all vehicle design and performance criteria.
  • Uses various testing, analysis, modeling and simulation tools to estimate or calculate system performance.
  • Defines and performs certification tests for propulsion sub-systems and components.
  • Supports fielded systems to assure continued reliability.
  • Develops concepts for future propulsion systems to meet anticipated requirements.
  • Works under general direction.
Typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

•Advance degree (Master’s or PhD) in structural or mechanical engineering or related discipline
•Experience designing spacecraft propulsion systems and/or sub-components.
•Experienced with designing plasma propulsion systems (such as Hall Effect thrusters), cathodes and/or electric propulsion propellant feed systems.
•Experienced designing custom test fixtures for propulsion applications
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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