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Senior Ground Fluid Systems Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or similar field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in space, aerospace, or equivalent professional environments with direct hands-on experience developing complex fluid systems
  • Ability to size fluid components based on flow, pressure, and thermal requirements
  • Experience using fluid components
  • Experience routing fluid and electrical systems in complex assemblies
  • Experience working across engineering groups to define requirements and implement solutions
  • Demonstrated ability utilizing CAD design software (e.g. NX, CATIA, CREO/PRO-E)
  • M.S. from an accredited university in engineering or science
  • Experience working with high-pressure systems
  • Experience working with modeling tools like GFSPP or similar
  • Experience working with cryogenic fluid systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and GD&T
  • Experience with Teamcenter or other PLM system
  • Good understanding of industry standards such as: AFSPCMAN 91-710, NASA-STD-5005
  • Ability to develop and review complex fluid P&IDs
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to-end ownership
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)
  • Take full ownership for designing ground fluid systems from clean sheet design, through commissioning
  • Perform fluid system sizing and analysis using hand calculations, custom scripts, and more advanced analysis packages
  • Develop fluid and pneumatic systems to support RS1 ground operations that comply with ABL, Test Site and Range requirements. Work with mechanical and electrical engineers to ensure clean cross functional design
  • Develop test plans for ground fluid systems, and lead ATP/checkouts testing to verify functionality. Inclusive of planning, documentation, and execution of test campaigns
  • Lead the development of internal standard manufacturing/integration processes (fabrication, inspection, etc.) that comply with ABL, Test Site and Range requirements and deliver quality ground fluid systems
  • Create and present internal technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent, adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications
  • Prepare and effectively deliver technical regulatory documentation to support launch site deployments, system level checkout operations, and flight license approval
  • Manage project's schedule, compliance with internal and external requirements, budget, milestones, and track status
  • Interface with technicians to coordinate builds, logistics, support, and requirements
  • Mentor other engineers and technicians on the team
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.