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The Propulsion Development Engineer owns the development of Propulsion related hardware through the product life cycle such as design generation and release, parts procurement, assembly, integration and test to support propulsion system development. This individual must have a strong working knowledge in combustion, rocket testing, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid system design (pneumatic and liquid systems), and experience in subsystem layout, interface control documentation and requirements definition. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design, development, test, and evaluation of propulsion subsystems, analysis in support of design, and working knowledge of vehicle level integration. Experience in liquid rocket engines, thrusters, and hybrid rocket motors is highly desirable.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Lead a small team in development and test of rocket engine hardware
* Assist in design and development of space-related hardware
* Implement propulsion subsystem design
* Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
* Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and schematics
* Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
* Work with other Engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues and provide technical information
* Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews, test readiness reviews, data analysis and test series design reviews
* Ensure conformance of products with Engineering design and performance specifications
* Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
* Conduct research that test and analyze the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
* Other duties as assigned

COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
* Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
* Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Ability to travel occasionally required
* Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management
* SNC job descriptions are meant as summarization’s only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

* Requires a BS in Related Field; MS preferred.
* Minimum 6 years of experience in the aerospace, or closely related, industry
* Experience in NX, Solidworks, or other related CAD systems is preferred
* Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
* Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
* Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
* Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping, testing, and fielding of capabilities
* Existing security clearance highly desirable but not required
* Experience in liquid rocket engines, thrusters, and hybrid rocket motors is highly desirable.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC
The Propulsion Development Engineer owns the development of Propulsion related hardware through the product life cycle such as design generation and release, parts procurement, assembly, integration and test to support propulsion system development. This individual must have a strong working knowledge in combustion, rocket testing, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid system design (pneumatic and liquid systems), and experience in subsystem layout, interface control documentation and requirements definition. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the design, development, test, and evaluation of propulsion subsystems, analysis in support of design, and working knowledge of vehicle level integration. Experience in liquid rocket engines, thrusters, and hybrid rocket motors is highly desirable.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Lead a small team in development and test of rocket engine hardware
* Assist in design and development of space-related hardware
* Implement propulsion subsystem design
* Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
* Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and schematics
* Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities
* Work with other Engineers to implement operating procedures, resolve system issues and provide technical information
* Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews, test readiness reviews, data analysis and test series design reviews
* Ensure conformance of products with Engineering design and performance specifications
* Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost, and schedule requirements
* Conduct research that test and analyze the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

* Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
* Other duties as assigned

COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
* Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
* Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Ability to travel occasionally required
* Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management
* SNC job descriptions are meant as summarization’s only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

* Requires a BS in Related Field; MS preferred.
* Minimum 6 years of experience in the aerospace, or closely related, industry
* Experience in NX, Solidworks, or other related CAD systems is preferred
* Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
* Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams
* Previous experience and skills in project definition, simulation, implementation, lab integration and test
* Must be able to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping, testing, and fielding of capabilities
* Existing security clearance highly desirable but not required
* Experience in liquid rocket engines, thrusters, and hybrid rocket motors is highly desirable.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC
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