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GSE Design Engineer

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


As a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Design Engineer, you will leverage your creative background and expertise to help develop innovative solutions for the application of space technology. You will be responsible for designing and implementing ground infrastructure to support complete ground operations for both test and launch facilities. You will work in small collaborative groups through all stages of the component and system design. You will provide the knowledge and expertise to develop requirements and integrate with new and existing systems.


* Design and project ownership through activation You will gather requirements; drive conceptual, preliminary and critical design reviews; generate CAD and drawings; document all relevant design information; generate test plans and equipment; and manage fabrication, assembly and implementation of your system. * Detailed Drafting of part and assembly drawings following GD&T company drafting standards. * Use engineering principles and fundamentals to provide reliable and manufacturable solutions for technically challenging problems. * Collaborate with Design, Manufacturing, and Production to establish individual task scope and feasibility. * Interface directly with test and launch site engineering to capture full requirements, gain feedback, and work together during fabrication and activation. * Demonstrate a willingness to seek creative, novel, and different ways to accomplish outcomes.



* Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related engineering discipline * 3+ years of focused, hands on experience in Mechanical & Structural Design including welded structures and repeatable interfaces * Strong understanding of first-principles in Mechanical and Structural Design * Exceptional comprehension of design fundamentals including tolerancing, ASME Standards, ASTM, and GD&T. * Must have strong CAD experience, preferably in Siemens NX/Teamcenter * Knowledge of fabrication, welding, machining and assembly practices is required. * Experience in an R&D or Aerospace environment is a plus * Willingness to travel in support of GSE activations at multiple Firefly locations


* Demonstrated creation of successful Ground Support Equipment (GSE) or related structural designs * Experience in fluid system design (LOx, GN2, LN2, hydraulics, TEA-TEB, RP1, ..) * Must be capable of working in a hands-on constantly evolving environment * Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure fast-paced environment * Works well in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment and able to follow direction. * Recognize the importance/gravity of the main project. * Willingness to learn and operate under non-standard procedures. * Motivation to push projects to completion. * Experience in analysis of steel structures/weldments using ANSYS or Simcenter. * Familiarity with AFSPCMAN, AWS, AISC standards related to structural design


Firefly Aerospace is a U.S. based advanced space technology developmental organization focusing on the leading edge of space systems progression. We are committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles.

If you are great at what you do and would like to work with people who really want to make a difference, then Firefly is the place for you.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , GSE Design Engineer, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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