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    Summary

    Serve as an Aerospace Engineer in the Propulsion Thermal Analysis Branch responsible for planning, conducting and participating in theoretical and experimental study of radiation, convection, and conduction heat transfer within solids, fluids, and vacuums and the effect on the design and operation of aerospace and propulsion systems, rockets, and space vehicles.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide engineering expertise and analysis in applied fluid mechanics, thermal analysis, and environments to other disciplines; support propulsion system design providing engineering insight into contracted efforts.
    • Plan and conduct analysis and development studies in support of major organization programs, including analysis of novel, unprecedented, or controversial problems.
    • Conduct and coordinate theoretical and experimental investigations into fluid mechanics and thermal problems applicable to the spectrum of aerospace systems and vehicles.
    • Plan and conduct specialized testing of unique or leading-edge technology, equipment, or systems to meet specific mission requirements.
    • Develop detailed test plans and procedures, monitor tests, interpret and analyze data, and report results.
    • Generate engineering models of physical phenomena that can be used to design the thermal and performance characteristics of advanced systems.
    • Determine the operating limits and requirements of components and systems used in a variety of extreme aerospace environments.
    • Review plans, specifications, and cost estimates for technical adequacy in areas such as flight systems, fluid and flight mechanics, or propulsion and power, or materials and structures.
    • Provide technical advice on complex analysis issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings.
    • Build and maintain professional relationships with colleagues, subject matter experts (SME), multi-discipline engineers, and technical specialists to further develop awareness of state-of-the-art innovations in related fields.
    • Duties described above are for full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope and complexity, performed with less independence and will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0861 Aerospace Engineering

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