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Electric Propulsion Engineer

Company: Turion Space
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Seeking experienced engineers with experimental backgrounds in EP.

As a Propulsion Engineer, you will develop, design, analyze, build, test, and integrate the electric propulsion system and subcomponents utilized aboard all Turion Space Droid Spacecraft. Your experience, creativity, and ambition will directly impact the architecture of the vehicle's propulsion system as the mission grows in complexity increase in complexity.

Generous equity compensation

Responsibilities:
Design of subcomponents for EP systems
Perform component and system-level design, analysis, and trade studies
Develop and execute component and system-level test plans
Design, build, test, and operate electric propulsion systems
Work closely with other teams to model, simulate, and control the propulsion systems
Assist in searching for, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team

Qualifications:
Experimental experience working on EP
Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline
Experience with the development of electric propulsion systems and/or subsystems.
3+ years of industry experience with fluid systems or spacecraft propulsion design, test, or both
Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch
Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Skills and Experience
Graduate Degree working on EP systems in an experimental capacity
Demonstrated experience in designing, testing, and operating spacecraft propulsion systems
Specific experience with low thrust monopropellant and green monopropellant systems
Experience with propulsion system process development including manifold manufacturing and welding
Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy) and C++
Familiarity with reading and writing technical standards
Familiarity with propellant material compatibility
Familiarity with weld and weld inspection standards and best practices

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

About Company:
Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. To achieve this goal, Turion Space is building low-earth-orbit spacecraft to move things around in space and gather SDA data when we're not. Turion Space aims to build the highest dV/$ space transport vehicles and is launching the DROID.001 mission in May 2023. DROID.001 will be the first dedicated SSA satellite in the United States.

Turion Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Turion Space is governed based on 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.

Keywords: Turion Space, Irvine , Electric Propulsion Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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