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Lead Propulsion / Energetics Engineer / Grand Prairie, TX

Lockheed Martin

Grand Prairie, TX
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Lockheed Martin is seeking a Propulsion/Energetics Engineer to support a Missile program and oversee a small staff of propulsion engineers. This specific position is related to solid propellants and energetics, however knowledge with liquid and air breathing systems is desirable. The effort involves complex technical problems that require solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

The candidate will be responsible for engineering project leadership and coordination/oversight of technical and schedule issues for 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. Additionally, the position includes the management and oversight of early career engineers performing similar work.

The candidate will act as the technical liaison lead 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
Candidate 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, Aerospace Engineering or related field)
Experience with solid propellants and energetics
Experience 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 (approximately 25%)

Desired skills
MS degree from an accredited college in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, or related field with at least 7 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.
Knowledge of liquid and air breathing propulsion systems
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 vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status

Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas

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