Firefly Aerospace Inc. (“Firefly”) is headquartered in Texas. Its mission is to provide convenient and affordable access to space by the manufacture, design, and operation of launch vehicles. It is offering career opportunities for the wire harness design engineer, project manager, mechanical design engineer, electrical engineer, systems engineer, production assembler, software engineer, electrical engineer, software simulation engineer, software test engineer, and many more positions.
ABOUT FIREFLY AEROSPACE
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
As a Firefly Test Engineer, you will leverage your creative background and expertise to develop innovative solutions for testing of flight hardware. You will work in small collaborative groups to develop, build, and operate world class launch and test facilities. You will develop, design, and execute test plans for individual, discrete rocket components up to fully assembled rocket stages, from development testing to completion of final flight acceptance test series This position is located at our facility in Briggs, TX, north of Austin.
- As a Test Engineer you work with facilities designers for the design, fabrication, delivery, and evaluation of test fixtures and assemblies at the Firefly test site.
- You will inform the design, and work closely with other design engineers and internal machine shops to ensure the fabrication of test site assets including continuously improving and upgrading these facilities to support the tests that you design.
- Develop test plans and procedures based on requirements and operate test console while continually reviewing, maintaining and executing test plans. Coordinate goals and efforts with component/system responsible engineer.
- Support integration of components into test assemblies.
- Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results.
- Develop, maintain, and execute integration and test documentation, including nonconformance documentation and procedures.
- Your responsibilities will include resolving any issues and non-conformances that arise during fabrication, installation and use of supported projects in order to maintain published schedules.
- Develop improvements in production and test methods, standards, tooling, equipment, layout, procedures, and product designs. Identify continuous improvement opportunities for performance, reliability, and cost.
- Ensure all operations are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.
- BS in Engineering or related engineering discipline and 4+ years of relevant test experience.
- Exceptional comprehension of engineering fundamentals
- Well versed with instrumentation and instrumentation deployment methods
- Ability to perform computations for fluid systems (e.g., pressure drop, valve timing, etc.) for liquids, cryogenic liquids, and gases
- Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure fast pace environment
Works well in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment
Exceptional writing and verbal skills
- Solid ability to read and understand technical drawings, including GD&T and P&IDs
- Demonstrated expertise with data acquisition and control methods including a strong proficiency with Labview and National Instruments equipment.
- Experience working with and selecting outside vendors
- Experience with 3D and 2D CAD software
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.