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Propulsion Engineer

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ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Builds rockets for small satellite launches


Compensation Overview

$115k - $165kAnnually

Mid, Senior

El Segundo, CA, USA

Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience working in aerospace, defense, automotive, or equivalent professional environments with direct hands-on experience developing complex fluid and/or mechanical systems
  • Experience in mechanical component design and structural analysis, drafting, build and integration
  • Familiarity with Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)
  • Familiarity referencing interface control documents, component lists, and other technical documentation
  • Proficient with parametric CAD software (NX), structural hand calculations, and FEA (ANSYS, FEMAP)
  • Experience designing mass efficient metallic components
  • Working knowledge of GD&T
  • Practical experience with prototyping/manufacturing methods including machining and welding
  • Familiarity with high pressure and/or cryogenic fluid systems and associated design/operational considerations
  • Strong knowledge of compressible/incompressible flow and fluid properties
  • Experience with Teamcenter or other PLM systems
  • Take ownership for the design and development of vehicle fluid system hardware, avionics enclosures, and/or secondary structures
  • All aspects of assigned project/product lifecycle: gathering requirements, conceptual design, system layout and interfaces, material and vendor selection, structural analysis (hand calculations and FEA), fluid analysis as required, CAD/drawing generation, manufacturing, testing, and integration
  • Interpret and refine vehicle fluid schematics (P&ID’s) and translate them to as-designed reality
  • Perform fluid component sizing and analysis using hand calculations, custom scripts
  • Work with structures and avionics engineers to ensure clean cross-functional design
  • Develop test plans for vehicle fluid systems and lead qualification/acceptance/checkout testing efforts to verify functionality. Inclusive of planning, documentation, and execution of test campaigns
  • Create and present internal technical documentation – including engineering drawings – that clearly convey design intent, adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications
  • Manage and communicate your project milestone and priorities
  • Interface with manufacturing engineers and other production partners to coordinate hardware integration, testing, and related activities
  • Occasionally travel to remote launch and test sites to support operational objectives, as required (< 5% of time)

ABL Space Systems specializes in building rockets for launching small satellites, featuring technologies like additively manufactured 13,000lbf engines entirely produced in-house, and the innovative GS0 ground system designed for global deployment. This capability showcases its leadership in modular and mobile launch solutions, making it an attractive workplace for professionals passionate about aerospace innovation and operational efficiency. The emphasis on in-house production and cutting-edge technology facilitates a dynamic work environment conducive to rapid learning and significant contributions to the field of aerospace.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



El Segundo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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