The ERC Engineer will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) Weapons Development and Integration Directorate (WDI) located on Redstone Arsenal, AL neighboring Huntsville, AL.
The Engineer will provide an array of support for the research and development of propulsion and pyrotechnic/explosive technology for the Propulsion Technology Division of the Weapons, Development, and Integration Directorate (WDI) of the Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation and Missile Center (CCDC AvMC). The Propulsion Technology Division provides rapid fabrication, development, test design, reverse engineering, static testing, data analysis and reporting related to a variety of propulsion and missile-related test articles. Operational facilities within the Propulsion Technology Division include: Solid, liquid, and gel (hypergol) Rocket Static Test Facilities, Electric Propulsion Laboratory, Machine shop featuring conventional and CNC capability, Russell Tower Measurement Facility, Open Burn/Open Detonation Facility, Intentional Detonation Explosive Test Facility, and Air-Breathing Propulsion Static Test Facilities.
Anticipated engineering tasks include but are not limited to managing test projects, test fixtures mechanical design, machine drawing, developing part drawings for machine shop part fabrication, analyzing and implementing a variety of additive manufacturing equipment and techniques, developing processes and procedures for additive manufacturing of energetic materials, and high-speed instrumentation identification and implementation.
Experience in to following areas is preferred:
-Component design and fabrication per engineering drawings
-Additive and subtractive manufacturing, specifically as it relates to energetic materials
-Handling and processing of propellant/explosive/energetic materials
-Formulation of propellant/explosive/energetic materials.
-High-speed videography and other assorted high-speed instrumentation
-Working knowledge of compressible fluid flow dynamics
Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering required (Mechanical or Aerospace is preferred).
Solid grasp of the primary engineering major courses: mechanical design, structures, statics/dynamics, etc.
Ability to participate as a team member.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
Good interpersonal & organizational skills.
Good written & spoken communication skills.
Able to test & troubleshoot systems.
Ability to use Spreadsheet, Word Processor, Database, & Email.
Ability to obtain certification in handling Ammunition and Explosives.
Experience in CAD/CAM – Solidworks experience is preferred.
Capability to work in a rugged environment and lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time if required.
Graduate degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering.
Fundamental understanding of combustion and detonation mechanisms.
Working knowledge of initiation mechanisms in energetic materials.
Hands on experience with propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics.
Experience in developing and implementing electromechanical systems.
Experience with energetic material process scale up.
Experience with additive manufacturing.
Experience working directly with military customers.
Project/program management experience.
Experience and confidence in developing and writing technical proposals.