Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Propulsion Engineer Job Description

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Propulsion Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Manages the Propulsion Calendar, Points of Contacts (POC) Lists, Actions Items, Library of Pertinent Documents, and other management tools and processes as directed
Composes documents and builds management tools using all Microsoft (MS) Office products and other applications as required
Assist in the development of tools to track engine/MPS specific controls
Develop documentation and processes to insure high product quality
The ability to ability to lead and/or direct with limited supervision a team of engineers, designers and mechanics in the development and support of a company of products related to aircraft power plant and fuel systems
Develop and perform technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development of airworthiness approach, plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities for complex total systems
Ensure the logical and systematic realization of customer airworthiness compliance (mil-handbook 516, FAA part 23, FAA part 25) into system solutions to meet program objectives
Lead airworthiness initiatives within MAS such as Trainer-X
Perform functional and process analyses, requirements allocation and definition studies to translate customer requirements into sound technical solutions, criteria, and requirements
Provides analytical and technical support to the Propulsion Director and F135 team leads in the planning, documentation and execution of all F-35 propulsion requirements and activities

Propulsion Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Propulsion Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EASA, FAR, MRB, FAA, NASA, DER, MIL, US, SMC, EIT

Education for Propulsion Engineer

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Employers hiring for the propulsion engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Science, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Technical, Education

Skills for Propulsion Engineer

Desired skills for propulsion engineer include:

Orbital tube welding
Electron beam welding
Generic CAD design tool processes
Metallic and fluid system manufacturing techniques
Scripting languages
Structural assembly
Tube bending

Desired experience for propulsion engineer includes:

MIL-STD-882E system safety experience
USAF airworthiness process and regulations experience
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline plus 14 years minimum experience on manned or unmanned aircraft systems OR 12 years’ experience with MS degree
The candidate must have, at minimum, a BS Degree
Five plus years of previous industry, government, and/or substantial graduate research experience
Coordinates propulsion inputs to multiple program documents

Propulsion Engineer Examples


Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a propulsion engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for propulsion engineer
  • Masters all information contained in propulsion related documents produced by the US Government (USG) and the F-35 prime contractors
  • Responsible for the maintenance of program schedules, organizational charts and other relevant information / documents
  • Manages propulsion documentation on the JSFPO's JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) and JSF Intranet, and the prime contractor's JSF Data Library (JDL) and Data Exchange Tool (DET), and other information networks as they are developed and mature
  • Serves as the Government program coordinator for F135 contractor joint enterprise network
  • Assists in organizing and actively participates in numerous working groups, action groups, panels and teams to include the Propulsion Integrated Executive Review (PIER), Executive Independent Review Team (EIRT), Propulsion Leadership Council (PLC), Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Monthly Program Reviews (MPRs) and others as directed
  • Assist IPT managers with risk management analysis, configuration management and other systems engineering disciplines
  • Functions as primary propulsion liaison and propulsion information conduit between the propulsion directorate, prime contractors, Pax River (NAVAIR), Wright-Patterson AFB (ASC), Arnold AFB (AEDC), and other organizations involved with propulsion activities
  • Responsible for providing a weekly report of IPT events to program leadership
  • Responsible for coordinating release of information with the Public Affairs Officer
  • Coordinates briefing materials for aforementioned committees, groups, panels, teams and other meetings as necessary
Qualifications for propulsion engineer
  • Candidate must have a minimum of seven years of related experience
  • Fluent in preparing and reviewing technical presentations with a proficient understanding of the technical details of the engine system
  • Engineer must have a minimum of 7 years experience working with liquid propulsion systems
  • Engineer must have a minimum of 5 or more years experience working with Russian LO2 rich staged combustion engine
  • Engineer must have a minimum of 5 or more years of liquid rocket engine acceptance test and flight data review experience
  • Familiarity and ability to understand Russian, read Russian schematics, and an understanding of Russian aerospace culture is a plus

Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a propulsion engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for propulsion engineer
  • Oversee all process functions, document control and continuous improvement within propulsion component processes as assigned
  • Project management for large (or large portions of) projects for Advanced Propulsion Assembly Equipment
  • Supports development of propulsion systems by evaluating and interpreting needs and problems and develops effective approaches to resolving those issues
  • Provides leadership and direction for the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff
  • May represent the organization as a prime technical contact within and engineering team for assigned propulsion supplier(s)
  • Integration of propulsion systems into advanced rotorcraft platforms, including engine performance analysis, engine inlet and exhaust design and analysis, and fluid cooling design and analysis
  • Design and test fuel systems for advanced rotorcraft platforms, including integration of complex software and hardware and system performance analysis
  • Master’s Degree in the Engineering disciplines mentioned above is preferred
  • Develop (design, analyze, build, and test) propulsion engines, fluid components (i.e., valves, instrumentation, ), tanks/pressure vessels, and/or fluid systems for the Dragon spacecraft
  • Assess main propulsion system hazard reports and track controls
Qualifications for propulsion engineer
  • Program management skills are a plus
  • Experience managing / coordinating small technical teams is a plus
  • Familiarity with requirements and interface management a plus
  • Experience with multicultural environments (especially Russian / Ukrainian) is a plus
  • Experience with aerospace propulsion systems is preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must possess good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, problems solving skills with ability to work with a diverse group of people including technicians, engineers and management and in a variety of work environments

Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a propulsion engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for propulsion engineer
  • Gain a detailed understanding of procedures, countdown, engine/MPS hardware and facility operations
  • Verify design standards by reviewing requirements and determine the adequacy of verification events
  • Prepare trade study reports and technical assessments in areas of liquid propulsions system/subsystem sizing and performance
  • Translate higher level requirements into lower level functional requirements and design options
  • Review of pre-test predictions, post-test data, and anomaly investigation, preparation, and coordination of engine system and subsystem data review content and presentation
  • Attend technical interchange, project planning, design review, and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of design, requirements, issues, action items, and resolution activities
  • Lead relevant trade teams
  • Provide technical insight to propulsion systems development, from component design through integration, test and operations
  • Make recommendations on system design for stressing environments
  • Research state-of-the-art technologies and system concepts/capabilities
Qualifications for propulsion engineer
  • Experience with model-based systems development and related methodologies with application to vehicle propulsion systems
  • Knowledge of Matlab and or Simulink is required
  • Preferred MS degree with 2 years working experience or PhD degree in relevant engineering or science discipline
  • HEV and PHEV FE/range testing and related methodologies
  • Knowledge of JT-Power Engine Modelling software tool and or Dymola
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, At least 3 years of experience in an aviation engineering position

Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a propulsion engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for propulsion engineer
  • The Lead Propulsion Engineer will lead a small team responsible for both in-house fabricated, vendor supplied propulsion components (valves, regulators, temperature sensors)
  • Generate and execute component receiving inspection and test procedures (leak checks, flow testing, environmental testing, cleanliness verifications)
  • Lead the production, assembly and integration of the Dragon propulsion system, including Draco thrusters, propellant tanks and propulsion fluid components and instrumentation
  • Review and provide input to component and system designs at the conceptual through prototype stage to ensure designs are designed for manufacturability
  • Drive the manufacturing schedule for components and fluid systems, which impact design release cadence and manufacturing capacity capabilities
  • Run system level testing of the vehicle propulsion system such as proof and leak, fluid flow, and functional checkouts
  • Own design, analysis and test of in-house fabricated and vendor supplied propulsion components (valves, regulators, temperature sensors)
  • Design, Build and Test the most advanced American rocket engines ever produced
  • Travel to Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Base to support the flight of your hardware
  • Develop test plans in support of our Texas rocket test facility and analyze test results as your hardware is pushed to its limits
Qualifications for propulsion engineer
  • Minimum MS degree in relevant engineering or science discipline
  • Knowledge of powertrain systems/components/controls and vehicle level attribute requirements relevant to HEV and PHEV systems
  • Aircraft development program experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree, in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, from an accredited college or university
  • Must not graduate more than 12 months prior to date of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to define detailed technical plans and track project performance

Propulsion Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a propulsion engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for propulsion engineer
  • Interface with our world-class production team to ensure that your designs are successfully translated into the fleet of rockets that is revolutionizing access to space
  • Per-mission analysis on attitude control systems, propellant conditions, tank pressurization systems to maximize performance while staying robust
  • Definition of requirements for Propulsion Systems
  • Development of complex specifications for Propulsion Systems and its sub-components including necessary calculations and system design
  • Preparation of concepts and studies for Propulsion Systems concerning system configurations, control strategies, protection schemes and EMC/EMI
  • Coordination of the Propulsion functionality with auxiliary power supply systems
  • Coordination with mechanical design for incorporation of the respective systems into
  • Rail car design
  • Preparation of proposal documents
  • Coordination of the Propulsion system within a project team
Qualifications for propulsion engineer
  • Able to provide support to the propulsion test team to insure development and certification test engines are assembled and safely tested with required instrumentation on schedule and on budget
  • Build constructive working relationships with diverse technical and laboratory teams
  • Supports fielded systems to assure continued reliability
  • PhD degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with experience in research and/or teaching in a propulsion-related area
  • Typically requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows
  • At least 2 years experience in electrical power systems, in industrial environments

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