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Mechanical Engineer - Combustion Devices

THE COMPANY

We are SpaceRyde; building Canada’s first rocket to launch small satellites! Pioneering an industry is not an easy task, but with our combination of experienced founders, high-profile investors and bright team, we have achieved many firsts. We have doubled our staff every year, and will reach space in 2023; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

THE ROLE

You will be responsible for the design, analysis and testing of combustion devices for SpaceRyde’s launch vehicle. As part of the propulsion team, you will work with engineers from other subsystems to take designs from an initial concept to a fully integrated launch vehicle. You will be challenged daily and will need to adapt quickly to achieve tight project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling the day-to-day operations of the office, kitchen, and lab.

  • Order, organize and distribute office supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Establish office procedures and policies, and ensure compliance.

  • Receive and distribute incoming mails and parcels to different teams.

  • Prepare financial files and invoices for bookkeeping purposes.

  • File physical and electronic copies of invoices and other documents.

  • Pick up and drop off parts from local suppliers.

  • Arrange accommodation, travel and equipment for off-site work.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating company events to boost team morale.

  • Provide support for various teams as necessary, to meet our goals.

  • Design, analyze, build, and test rocket combustion devices.
  • Utilize design for manufacturing principles and work closely with fellow mechanical and manufacturing engineers, as well as external vendors, to ensure testability, manufacturability, and low production costs of combustion devices.
  • Perform detailed structural and thermal analysis of components, including hand calculations and FEA.
  • Work with other subsystem specialists to seamlessly integrate the propulsion systems with the rest of the rocket subsystems.
  • Be responsible for project delivery timeline from early design through production, testing, launch, and recovery.
  • Plan and execute testing campaigns for flight hardware validation.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering.
  • 2+ years experience with CAD and FEA software packages (internship and design team experience is applicable) .
  • 1+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience in design, manufacturing, and assembly of mechanical components and systems and/or propulsion systems.
  • Solid understanding of rocket propulsion systems and components.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge of aerospace engineering fundamentals including mechanics of materials, compressible and incompressible flow, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks under pressure in an Agile development environment while working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in-person. This position is not remote.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

BONUS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • 3+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience in design, manufacturing, and assembly of propulsion systems.
  • Programming knowledge in Python or other languages.
  • Experience with ANSYS for FEA and/or CFD.
  • Experience with thermal analysis and design.
  • Leadership experience on an engineering or design team.
  • Experience with component level and system level mechanical testing.
  • Problem-solving skills such as failure analysis and root cause investigation.
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@spaceryde.com