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Launch Engineer, Fluid Systems

Company: SpaceX
Location: lompoc
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. LAUNCH ENGINEER, FLUID SYSTEMS As a team, the fluids site engineering team is responsible for all of the fluids systems necessary to launch our Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets from Vandenberg AFB including our liquid oxygen, RP-1 kerosene, helium, nitrogen, hydraulics, and air conditioning systems. As one of the pad engineers, you will be given significant autonomy over all aspects of one of the fluids systems. Key responsibilities include system design, analysis, implementation, activation, and sustainment planning. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Work closely with other engineers to increase system automation. - Write procedures for system activation and maintenance. - Select components such as valves, pumps, piping, tanks, and filters; provide detailed specifications for their purchase. - Complete design and drafting of schematics (P & IDs). - Interact with vendors and resolve technical warranty issues. - Interact with other engineers to design the physical piping layout of the fluids systems. - Assist with advanced troubleshooting. - Own and perform all activation testing with a small team of engineers and technicians. - Provide innovative solutions to problems while working with minimal supervision. - Represent SpaceX by presenting certification packages and engineering data to U.S. government agencies including NASA, US Air Force and other Department of Defense customers. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering. - 2+ years of experience with fluid systems, hydraulics and/or HVAC systems. PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: - Experience working with complex fluid or mechanical systems in a professional setting or team project. - Demonstrated expertise in the design of propellant and gas systems. - Experience modeling fluid systems prior to construction. - Experience troubleshooting systems utilizing remote operations and instrumentation feedback. - Experience with fluid systems engineering, assembly, operation or test. - Self-starter that will seek out the solutions to technical problems with the local team along with the larger SpaceX workforce. - Good written and oral communication, especially when translating technical concepts for non-technical audiences. - General hands-on mechanical experience: automotive, robotics, rocketry, etc. - Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding environment. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: - Willing to travel to other SpaceX locations as necessary. - Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg - Must be willing to work long hours and occasional weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines. - Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted. - Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position. ITAR REQUIREMENTS: - To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at .

Keywords: SpaceX, Lompoc , Launch Engineer, Fluid Systems, Other , lompoc, California

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