Senior Mechanical Engineer - Propulsion

About us:

KT Engineering is a small, entrepreneurial firm specializing in the research, design, analysis, and testing of aerospace systems, subsystems, and components. Our staff brings a wealth of real-world experience associated with the design, fabrication, and operation of aerospace vehicles including Atlas, Athena, Titan, Space Shuttle, STS Centaur, X-33, X-37, and X-40A. This experience—combined with a small, entrepreneurial company atmosphere that encourages innovation, empowerment, and flexibility—results in consistently creative, high-quality engineering solutions to complex aerospace challenges.

KTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

KT Engineering has an immediate opening for a Senior Mechanical Engineer – Propulsion to support a fast-paced launch vehicle ground and flight test program. Candidate will support the design, integration, and testing of a modular turbo-pump assembly. Candidate will support the development of CAD models and production blueprints for turbo-pump and test support hardware. Candidate will support the development of analytical models to predict pump performance over a broad range of ground and flight test conditions. Candidate will support component, subsystem, and system level testing of the turbo-pump assembly to validate design and operating assumptions. Candidate will be responsible for ensuring project designs meet technical, schedule, and budget parameters and are readily producible.

Candidate will be working as a member of a multi-contractor, multi-government agency team and may be required to provide work leadership for other team members. As such, candidate is required to have effective (oral and written) communication and interpersonal skills. The position requires a highly motivated, goal-oriented individual who is interested in “hands-on” development and testing. Limited travel will be required.

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Preferred qualifications:

US citizenship is mandatory. All applicants must have or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by candidate(s) filling this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for this job.

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