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Propulsion Intern

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

As a propulsion intern, you will work on launch vehicle and ground support equipment development projects while working closely with your mentor. You will work closely with your mentor and other teams to be given ownership of projects with the opportunity for rapid growth in a fast-paced environment. 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 propulsion mechanical systems and fluid management systems (valves, instrumentation, pressurization, etc).
  • Support launch vehicle system development from preliminary concepts to detailed design, integration, test, and qualification.
  • Work with other subsystem specialists to seamlessly integrate the propulsion systems with the rest of rocket subsystems.
  • Employ innovative methods to ensure testability, manufacturability, and low production costs of propulsion systems.

Requirements

  • Enrolled in Aerospace, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering university program.
  • 1+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience (previous internship or design team experience are applicable).
  • Strong understanding of launch vehicle propulsion systems and components.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge of compressible and incompressible flow, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mechanics of materials.
  • Good understanding and experience working with CAD software, advanced manufacturing techniques, and design for manufacturability/assembly.
  • You are a team player, you ask for help when you are stuck and you are always ready to help out.
  • Ability to work full time for a minimum of 8+ consecutive months.
  • 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.

  • 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