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Senior Fluid Systems Engineer, Neutron

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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and weโ€™re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core โ€“ every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

NEUTRON ROCKET

Neutron is a medium lift launch vehicle capable of delivering the mega constellations of tomorrow, high assurance payloads, and human spaceflight. As a highly reusable launch platform, Neutron will deliver a highly cost-effective and reliable launch solution leveraging Rocket Labโ€™s proven execution history with the Electron program.ย 

SENIOR FLUID SYSTEMS ENGINEER, NEUTRON

The Senior Fluid Systems Engineer, Neutron leads the design, build, and test of the fluid systems architecture across the Neutron launch vehicle. You will collaborate with and provide guidance to a team of engineers in the Fluid Systems department to turn vehicle-level requirements into a fluid network that enables Neutron to operate with aircraft-like reusability and reliability.

WHAT YOUโ€™LL GET TO DO

  • Perform trade studies and sizing โ€“ using hand-calcs, analytical models or test data โ€“ to define key elements of system architecture
  • Provide guidance to less experienced engineers on fluid system design, test & operations best practices
  • Lead key fluid system design, manufacturing and test reviews
  • Coordinate with component design, GSE, propulsion, GNC and other interrelated teams to solve multidisciplinary issues
  • Create and maintain analytical models that characterize and predict system behavior under all relevant conditions
  • Champion efforts to create and maintain piping and instrumentation diagrams, system CAD, production drawings, and system test and operations procedures
  • Perform planning, analysis, and troubleshooting of system performance during real-time operations and post-test data reviews
  • Project management including development schedules, vendor management, budgeting, etc.
  • Create tools to enhance the teamโ€™s analysis capabilities, streamline workflow and optimize launch operations

YOUโ€™LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience designing, operating, troubleshooting fluids systems
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive & professional relationships, & contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
  • Solid understanding of fluid components such as valves, pressure vessels, flex elements & fittings
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing, fabrication, integration processes & quality control relevant to fluid components (valves, flex hoses, tubing, bellows, etc.)
  • Proven ability to practically apply engineering fundamentals to solve real, complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to rally a team to make & execute good decisions in a fast-paced environment with information available

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE

  • 8+ years experience in a fast-paced aerospace environment where you have completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups
  • Advanced degree in a fluid mechanics-heavy field
  • Experience with oxygen & methane systems
  • Experience using fluids analysis tools such as REFPROP and GFSSP
  • Experience using Siemens NX
  • Experience using Python

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA 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

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

United States, Long Beach, California

Posted 2 months ago

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