Lockheed Martin Senior Propulsion / Energetics Engineer in Grand Prairie, Texas

Lockheed Martin is seeking a Propulsion/Energetics Engineer to join our creative team of engineers performing research, design, analysis, evaluation, and testing in support of various program areas. This specific position is related to solid propellants and energetics. The effort involves complex technical problems that require solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

The candidate will be responsible for Solid Rocket Motor / Solid Propellant technical solutions and engineering technical leadership of propulsion systems to include its various subsystems and components leading up to the integration of the propulsion systems into Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control rocket and/or missile systems. Tasks will include related analysis, development of specifications, system integration with flight vehicles, support of testing, and development of related technologies. Tasks also include supporting system level trade studies, supporting missile level packaging studies, supporting development of interface control drawings, performance specifications and statement of requirements that will be sent to propulsion system subcontractors for use in development and production.

The candidate will act as the subject matter expert with various subcontractors during development and production to ensure all technical requirements are meet. Associated efforts include supporting telecoms, review of design package information, test plans and test results, supporting technical interchange meetings and design reviews, hardware fabrication and testing. The candidate will also be involved with interface development, coordination with Structural engineers, Thermal engineers, Material & Process engineers, Environments engineers, Production Operations, and other departments.

The candidate will also function as the technical point of contact with other Lockheed Martin Dallas and Camden organizations as well as Lockheed Martin customers. Associated efforts include supporting rocket/missile level integrated product team meetings and preparation of and briefing of propulsion system status to program management and customers.

Basic Qualifications Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret Clearance. BS degree from an accredited college in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, or related field. At least 5 years propulsion system experience in the aerospace industry. Experience with solid propellants / solid rocket motors, and energetics. Exposure with the various aspects associated with propulsion system development and production to include associated subsystems and components. Demonstrated strength associated with various Government design requirements such as with MIL-STD-1901 (Ignition System Safety) and MIL-STD-2105 (Insensitive Munitions). Capable of performing in a fast paced, dynamic environment, and working in an inclusive, team environment. Considered experienced, but still a learner. Candidate must have highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate must also have demonstrated creativity/innovation to solve issues. Experience with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Excellent writing and verbal communication skills for generating various specifications, statement of requirements, test plans, test reports and presentations. Candidate must have strong leadership and organizational skills. Candidate must have the ability to travel.

Desired skills MS degree from an accredited college in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, or related field with at least 3 years of propulsion system experience in the aerospace industry. Experience with design, development, test and production of composite cases. Experience with design requirements for initiators and associated Government design specifications such as MIL-DTL-23659. Experience with Flight Termination System requirements and associated Government Range Safety standards such as RCC 319. Proven leadership with demonstrated interpersonal skills. Creativity/innovation to solve issues associated with failure investigations and material obsolescence studies. Secret Security Clearance is desired.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s team of 113,000 people works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin has employees based in all 50 states and more than 570 facilities that span 70 countries.

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Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas