Engineering Intern (Fall)
Cocoa, FL • Flex •
Travel Percentage: 0%
Required Security Clearance: None (ITAR Eligible)
Hours: Flexible, approximately 15 – 25 hours/week during the Fall intern session
You will be part of a team of driven and enthusiastic engineers working to prototype, design, develop, and test innovative new hybrid rocket engines and vehicle sub-systems for our Dauntless small launch vehicle.
We are looking for interns in multiple engineering disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, electrical, guidance navigation and control, and systems engineering.
You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. A willingness to branch outside your comfort zone is essential… we’re a small fast-paced company and everyone pitches in when needed. This is an opportunity to get in near the ground floor of an expanding space launch start up and have a direct impact on the development and production of a completely new space launch vehicle.
This is a paid internship at $15/hour.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: (Duties and responsibilities which occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job. Incumbent(s) perform one or more of the following duties.)
· Work in teams and individually in the research, prototype development, and testing (analytical and experimental) of hybrid rocket engines and/or space launch vehicle sub-systems.
· Support hybrid rocket engine component and assembly design.
· Analyze component and engine/component test data and support subsequent data reviews.
· Assist in detailed analysis of launch vehicle sub-systems and individual components and provide recommendations for correction or improvement.
· Support configuration design studies and development of prototype systems.
· Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Education and Experience: Current student pursuing a BSci or higher in a relevant engineering discipline. Entry-level position.
Required Skills and Education:
· Knowledge of the rocket engine design cycle including trade studies, design and analysis, production, assembly, test support and data review.
· Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis and data processing
· Ability to read and interpret engineering standards and technical requirements and apply configuration management procedures.
· Ability to communicate technical information effectively.
· Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
· Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder) or be granted status as a "protected person" under 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3). “U.S. Person”
Preferred Skills and Education:
· Strong technical fundamentals in the design of space launch vehicles/vehicle subsystems including one or more of the following: propulsion, structures, fluids systems, guidance navigation and control, avionics, power systems, thermodynamics, and/or systems engineering.
· Working knowledge of hybrid rocket engine design and function.
· Familiarity with handling cryogenic liquids a plus.
· Familiar with SolidWorks, Siemens NX, or similar CAD software.
· Familiar with MATLAB or similar software.
· Familiar with LabView or similar software.