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Propulsion Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
At Hermeus, we are constantly iterating and integrating. We test early and often to minimize technical and program risk. We build the test infrastructure that supports our full range of test programs spanning development, operational and certification testing.
Hermeus is seeking a Propulsion Test Engineer to join our growing team at our newest facility in Florida. As a Propulsion Test Engineer, you will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and operations of propulsion test hardware (including facilities and test rigs). This position will collaborate in a cross functional working environment and contribute to the development of cutting-edge aerospace technologies.

What You’ll Do as a Propulsion Test Engineer

  • Responsible for the development, maintenance, and operations of propulsion test hardware (including facilities and test rigs)
  • Work closely with other engineers and technicians over a wide range of disciplines, including propulsion
  • Collaborate with other propulsion engineers to help develop product.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of working with fluid systems, mechanical systems, and instrumentation systems.
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Available to work overtime and weekends
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
  • Willing and able to travel to support propulsion/flight test needs
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of engineering standards and best practices such as ASME B31.3, ASME BPV Code Section VIII
  • Knowledge of Command and Control systems and hardware
  • Experience in test and evaluation or operation of turbomachinery or propulsive systems
  • Knowledge/experience with high pressure gas and fluid systems
  • Fabricate and assemble pneumatic and fluid systems; including bending/flaring/assembling of stainless steel tubing
  • Knowledge/experience working with electrical and instrumentation components and systems
  • Jet engine test cell experience
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Safety is paramount, with stringent protocols ensuring a secure workplace. Collaboration is key, providing opportunities to work closely with a skilled team dedicated to innovation.
This position requires the candidate be able to:
Work at elevated heights and confined spaces.
Lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
Stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces.
Work outdoors, in all weather conditions.
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.