Lead Thermal Engineer

Mojave, CA 93501

Posted: 04/27/2021 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82784

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Working across Clients programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects will include rocket engine R&D and plume effects research
  • Performing design and analysis of the XL-1 spacecraft thermal systems
  • Detailed analysis of customer payload thermal environments
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members
  • Lead the thermal team - manage thermal priorities and tasks across the team
  • Coordinate with other spacecraft subsystems and customers regarding thermal design
  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic and highly technical environment
  • Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission

Job Requirements

Professional Requirements:
  • Several years experience in spacecraft thermal engineering
  • Experience on thermal test correlations and optimization
  • Proficient with Thermal Desktop
  • Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy - passionate about space
  • Must be a 'U.S. person' as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR ?120.15)

Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Understanding of spacecraft thermal environments, especially radiation
  • Experience modeling thermal effects to determine shielding requirements on spacecraft from RCS thrusters and rocket plumes
  • Experience designing spacecraft active and passive cooling systems including heaters, radiators, and MLI
  • Experience planning and performing component and system level thermal testing (thermal vacuum, thermal balance)
  • An understanding of thermal environments on the lunar surface
  • Understands what is needed for high quality spaceflight systems - and also what is not needed
  • Experience with the complete lifecycle of spacecraft development: design, build, test, and fly
  • Experience with startups or new space companies

For more information email Mark Johnston @ [email protected],com
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