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at United Launch Alliance

Posted: 5/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1397907

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Position Location
Denver, CO

Job Description
We are seeking a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Propulsion System Engineer-RS 4 to join our team in Centennial, Colorado.

This engineering function provides engineering design, systems integration, subcontract management, product technical support and anomaly resolution for the Propulsion fluids systems (cryogenic, non-cryogenic, hydraulics and pneumatics). This function develops sub-system and component designs and requirements to satisfy overall propulsion systems requirements for our launch site facilities in Florida and California. The position requires mechanical design capability as well as understanding dynamic, structural and fluids analysis concepts. Must have the capability to perform system integration and perform system level trade studies to optimize designs for manufacturing, producibility and performance. Generation of engineering drawings or changes as well as assembly and testing requirements is part of the job function. Provides direct support to the suppliers, the factory and the launch site to ensure production schedules are met, anomalies are resolved and operations are streamlined to improve efficiency. When anomalies occur, provides causal analysis that leads to effective resolution and corrective actions that prevent recurrence. Review the as-built product (hardware and associated software) and product test data to certify that the final product configuration and performance meets requirements and is ready for test and/or flight. Develops design improvements that reduce cost and risk and/or improve vehicle performance.

United Launch Alliance offers:
* Flexible Work Schedule: ULA operates to a standard work schedule of 9/80 with the alternate Fridays off.
* Employee Incentive Plan: ULA rewards employees for their contributions toward achieving ULA’s annual goals.
* Tuition Assistance: ULA offers financial assistance to employees seeking college and university degrees and job-related professional certifications.
* Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Accident & Disability plans that start Day 1.
* Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday schedule, and matching 401K Savings plan.

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Relocation Available

Program Mgmt & Integration

External Additional Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering Discipline from an accredited university
  • 6-10 years of relevant job experience
  • The position requires mechanical design capability as well as understanding fluids analysis concepts
  • Familiarity with fluids and thermodynamics design and analysis
  • Familiarity with fluid system component selection such as: values, gauges, sizing relief valves, material compatibility and basic fluid system hardware
  • Must be available for periodic travel to the launch site.  Must possess a valid driver's license to drive between work locations on a military base where public transportation is not available

External Preferred Qualifications
  • Fluent with mechanical design utilizing CREO (and familiar with AutoCAD)
  • Familiar with fluid schematics (P&ID) and PRO piping a plus
  • Capability to perform system integration and perform system level trade studies to optimize designs for construction, producibility and performance
  • Generates engineering drawings
  • Goal oriented with an acute attention to detail
  • A team player with the ability to adapt within a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office platform tools and Project integrations skills

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

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