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Solid Propulsion Design Engineer – Huntsville, AL

Contract for 6 months to start


** Candidates must be U.S. Citizens without Dual Citizenship **

Under general direction, candidate will guide component design and system design of Nozzles, Igniters, Actuators, Pressure Vessels and Solid Propellant used in Solid Propulsion Systems, Controllable Solid Propulsion Systems and Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems.

40% - Provided Design solutions for Solid Propulsion Systems, Controllable Solid Propulsion Systems and Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems.  Propulsion design activities include strategic booster motors, tactical rocket motors and controllable solids. Will work independently and with more senior engineers to develop design concepts, 3D models and support the development of detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts. May provide guidance to less Senior Engineers and act as lead on assigned projects.  Supports trade studies and develop component specifications and procedures as required. Interact with component analysis, manufacturing, project engineering, quality and customer support groups. Conceive and plan design tasks with general direction and work effectively within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

30% - Participate in shop floor and production hardware processing at suppliers and internally. Provide input to address nonconforming hardware, process planning, support production meetings, and work with supply chain to assure that design requirements are met. Support engineering drawing and specification updates at configuration change boards.

20% - Develop test plans and technical reviews. Assist in the identification and support of risk reduction and environmental test requirements. This may include manufacturing pathfinders, subscale testing, component and system level qualification tests.

10% - Participate in presentations for internal and external customer proposal. Responsible for describing design capabilities, proposed design approach, and rationale with cost estimates and schedule.

A strong mechanical aptitude and experience with CAD software tools (CREO) is desired, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Skills: 
CREO / CAD Software
Design Engineering
Aerospace experience
Database Management
Solid Fuel
Environmental Testing
Cost Estimation
Supply Chain
Analog Silicon 

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