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Propulsion Test Engineer

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 2022; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

THE ROLE

You will be part of the propulsion team and will play an important role in the testing of propulsion systems for SpaceRyde’s launch vehicle. You will be principally responsible for our propulsion test facility. 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.

  • Planning, design and execution of test facility maintenance and upgrades, including mechanical, fluid, and electrical systems.
  • Design and commissioning of new test equipment to support a range of mechanical and fluids testing, including structural, thermal, vibration and hydrostatic testing.
  • Management of SpaceRyde’s propulsion test facility infrastructure maintenance and upgrades performed by third party contractors.
  • Coordination with the design engineering team, operations team and technicians to schedule appropriate downtimes for upgrades, maintenance and re-configuration of test facilities in support of ongoing test campaigns.
  • Manage stock and ordering of testing consumables and spare parts for test facilities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • 2+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience.
  • Good understanding of engineering fundamentals.
  • General understanding of rocket propulsion systems and components.
  • Able to read and produce engineering drawings and pressure and instrumentation diagrams for mechanical and fluid systems.
  • Experience with CAD software.
  • Programming experience in Python or other languages.
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.
  • 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. Will require outdoor work in all seasons.
  • 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

  • Experience with mechatronic/electrical systems.
  • Experience with specification and commissioning of instrumentation, including pressure, force, and temperature sensors.
  • Experience with cryogenic liquid and high-pressure pneumatic systems.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry.
  • Experience working with hand and power tools.
  • 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