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Propulsion Engineer

Description

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We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Propulsion Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing propulsion systems for aircraft and spacecraft. This includes conducting research to evaluate potential solutions, creating detailed plans and specifications, and overseeing the manufacturing and installation of these systems. The Propulsion Engineer will also be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving any issues that arise during the design, development, or testing phases. This role requires a strong understanding of physics, thermodynamics, and mechanical engineering principles, as well as excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. The successful candidate will also have strong communication skills, as they will need to collaborate with other engineers, technicians, and project managers, and present their findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

Responsibilities

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  • Designing and developing propulsion systems for aircraft and spacecraft.
  • Conducting research to evaluate potential solutions.
  • Creating detailed plans and specifications for propulsion systems.
  • Overseeing the manufacturing and installation of propulsion systems.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues that arise during the design, development, or testing phases.
  • Collaborating with other engineers, technicians, and project managers.
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards.
  • Keeping up-to-date with advancements in propulsion technology.
  • Providing technical support and guidance to junior engineers.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in propulsion system design and development.
  • Strong understanding of physics, thermodynamics, and mechanical engineering principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to present complex information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in CAD software and other engineering tools.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and standards in the aerospace industry.
  • Willingness to keep up-to-date with advancements in propulsion technology.
  • Ability to provide technical support and guidance to junior engineers.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe a propulsion system you designed and developed?
  • How do you approach problem-solving when troubleshooting issues with propulsion systems?
  • Can you explain a complex engineering concept to a non-technical person?
  • How do you stay up-to-date with advancements in propulsion technology?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to collaborate with others to complete a project?