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Propulsion Test Engineer

Ispace Technologies

Ispace Technologies

Quality Assurance
Englewood, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024
ispace, inc. is a global lunar resource development company with the vision, “Expand our Planet. Expand our Future.” specializing in designing and building lunar landers and rovers. ispace aims to extend the sphere of human life into space and create a sustainable world by providing high-frequency, low-cost transportation services to the Moon. The company has offices in Japan, Luxembourg, and the United States and is growing rapidly. ispace Technologies U.S., based in Englewood, Colorado, focuses on high-capacity payload lunar landers.
With locations in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, ispace is positioned to be a global leader in the exploration and development of the moon. Let's go to the moon together! Our team is growing, and we are actively looking for great people to join the ispace mission.
ispace Technologies, US is a looking for a highly motivated and talented Propulsion Test Engineer to join its team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rapidly design, build, and operate high pressure fluid system test stands in a clean room environment.
  • Design and execute test plans to evaluate the performance of a hypergolic propulsion system.
  • Conduct performance testing, data analysis, and validation of propulsion components and systems.
  • Collaborate with design and systems engineering teams to optimize propulsion system performance.
  • Develop and maintain test procedures, safety protocols, and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to propulsion system testing.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in design reviews, technical discussions, and project meetings.
  • Provide technical expertise and support during the integration and testing phases of the propulsion system development and flight build.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in mechanical or aerospace engineering. We will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • 2+ years of experience in spacecraft and/or launch vehicle propulsion systems
  • Strong knowledge of propulsion system design, development, and testing.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems, instrumentation, and test equipment.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with lunar or space mission propulsion systems.
  • Knowledge of hypergolic propellants and their handling.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and safety protocols for propulsion testing.
  • Experience with common industry standards for spacecraft structural and mechanical design, test and integration; including, but not limited to, AIAA S-080, AIAA S-081, NASA-STD-5001, NASA-STD-5017 & SMC-S-016.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based upon experience - $95,000 - $105,000.The salary posted is a targeted range for budget of position. Base compensation can be negotiated and will be commensurate with experience, skills, education, and training.
  • Medical/vision/dental health benefits (Some 100% company paid options available for employee only)
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Company-paid public transportation on RTD buses and light rail (RTD EcoPass)
  • Paid vacation (18 days), Sick days (6 days), Holidays (14 paid holidays)
  • 401(k)
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.
ispace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ispace 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.
All applicants who are offered employment with ispace US will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation conducted in accordance with Company policies and all applicable laws.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program.