Project Engineer II - Electric Propulsion

Redmond, WA | Contract

Post Date: 05/31/2017 Job ID: HQ2708 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: Market
Hall, Arcjet, and Gridded Ion Thruster propulsion systems are key components of satellites used by our military, NASA, and commercial satellite service providers. Missions include interplanetary exploration, orbit-transfer, and orbit maintenance for a wide range of spacecraft. Our client is the premier supplier of these enabling propulsion systems.

This is a Project Engineer role. It is NOT a Reliability Engineer, Structural Engineer or Electrical Engineer role.

The successful candidate will help assure the success of these space missions through development, qualification, and production of Hall, Arcjet, Ion, or other EP thrusters. The candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and the highest standards of quality assurance for the production of mission critical hardware. The successful candidate will also be a key resource in the design, development and testing of new electric propulsion products.

Typical duties will include assisting the program manager in manufacturing and delivering flight hardware, guiding integrated product development teams, and leading product proposals. Additional duties will include performing technical analyses, conceptualizing new product designs, establishing system requirements and specifications, planning and conducting test and product verification activities, analyzing test data, developing new business relationships, and generating customer presentations. The following is an approximate split of typical duties:

70% - Lead technical activities on major programs. Perform tasks, delegate tasks and make decisions required to design, analyze, build and test electrical propulsion thrusters and thruster systems. Verify that products are in compliance with customer requirements.

20% - Support proposal activities and manage internal research and development efforts as assigned.

10% - Key contributor on investigations, driving to closure rapidly and rigorously while applying appropriate resources and personnel in a cost-effective manner. Accumulate, prepare, and present the documentation that is required to close an investigation, including reports, test procedures and work instructions.

Strong verbal, written, presentation, and team-working skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is expected.
Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
  • Education: A Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline and 2 years of experience in propulsion, plasma devices or mission-critical technology is required. A Master's degree or higher in an Engineering discipline or Physics is preferred. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in a production environment developing and improving products and manufacturing processes.
  • At least 2 years work experience in an aerospace field, working on flight hardware.
  • Must know MS Office programs.
  • Must have minimum BS degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.

  • Experience with electric propulsion devices, particularly hall thrusters or ion engines.
  • Experience with testing flight hardware and production of flight hardware.
  • Mark Johnston

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