Test Engineer (West Texas)

Manufacturing and Test

DESCRIPTION:  As part of a small team, you will support the development, construction, operation and maintenance of liquid rocket engine test facilities. This is a hands-on engineering and project management position.
  • Design, plan, fabricate and install liquid rocket engine test facilities
  • Design, define, procure and install engine test facility systems and components
  • Develop and execute test plans and subsequent data reviews
  • Procure components and materials; manage vendors and subcontractors
  • Plan and oversee facility maintenance
  • Assist with schedule and cost estimation and management
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and cost savings
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in liquid rocket engine test stand design, operation and maintenance
    • Pressurized Gas Systems
    • Fluid Systems
  • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, experience with cryogenic propellants and Kerosene preferred
  • Understands/experience with hazardous operations and design for system safety
  • Strong Project Management and team leadership skills
  • BS degree in engineering and at least 5 years direct experience with propulsion test facilities.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien 
  • 10 or more years experience in the design, development, and operation of propulsion test facilities
  • Experience with civil engineering projects
  • Experience in construction management
  • Experience with 3D CAD tools and data management
  • Experience with test facility instrumentation and Data Acquisition and Control Systems
  • Knowledge of the state of the art in data acquisition and control hardware and software
  • Knowledge of systems engineering practices, fabrication and integration processes and quality control