Spacecraft Propulsion Engineer

  • El Segundo, CA
  • Full Time
  • Structures, Propulsion & Mechanisms
  • Mid Level

Company Overview 
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on demonstrated excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Summary 
As a Spacecraft Propulsion Engineer, you will be responsible for mechanical design and configuration of the satellite propulsion subsystem. Your support for the propulsion system will include: subcontract support, design and build of ground support integration and test equipment and core spacecraft propulsion design. Your designs will ensure that our space vehicles survive their complete development and operational lifecycles, including prototyping, test, transport, launch, and long-term operations.

Job Duties Include but are not Limited To:

  • Perform propulsion design and configuration tasks necessary to deliver high performance satellite systems
  • Perform first order layout and mass properties analyses of propulsion systems
  • Identify materials, processes, and facilities necessary to deliver a qualified propulsion system
  • Perform procurement of propulsion components, author specifications and manage subcontractors and suppliers according to cost and schedule targets.
  • Support propulsion qualification testing on propulsion systems and components including test design, test conduct, and interface equipment for unit under test
  • Produce part and assembly drawings to facilitate Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral technical presentations to company executives and customers.
  • Identify and track subsystem schedule and deliverables
  • Develop and document required design processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and test propulsion systems for spacecraft
  • Demonstrate clear communication and organizational skills
  • 1-3 years of experience with spacecraft propulsion design
  • 1-3 years of experience with SolidWorks or equivalent 3D CAD package
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience with spacecraft propulsion design
  • 3 or more years of experience with SolidWorks or equivalent 3D CAD package
  • Active TS/SCI clearance 

Benefits and Perks 
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan. Relocation assistance to Southern California can be provided. 

Before applying, please note: 
Millennium is Directorate of Defense Trade Controls registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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