PROPULSION ENGINEER

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander.  We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.


Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

  • Design, analysis, and development of propulsion systems and components for space flight

    • Requires proficiency in fields such as compressible and incompressible fluid dynamics, combustion, heat transfer, structural design, material science, and analysis tools (CAD, FEA, etc.)

  • Conduct qualification and acceptance testing of components and systems

  • Design and operate propulsion system testing equipment during integrated and offline testing per procedures and with a focus on safety.

    • Includes but is not limited to high pressure plumbing, cryogenic fluids, high temperature systems.

    • Requires knowledge and experience with fluid systems, valves, regulators, pumps.

  • Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems

  • Fabricate propulsion components and assemblies when necessary using common lab tools per drawings and within required tolerance.

  • Apply advanced knowledge of propulsion system design, analysis principles, systems engineering, and operations.


Required Education*

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university

Required Experience and skills*

  • 5 years experience in propulsion component/system design and production

  • 10 years experience in aerospace industry

  • Proficiency in Solidworks, Ansys/Fluent or similar

  • Experience creating and validating engineering models

  • Strong, team-oriented interpersonal communication

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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