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Fluids Engineeer (Test)

Location
Santa Clarita, California
Posted
29 Jul 2022

If you work at NTS, you'll want to tell everyone you know about your new role. Why? We might be the coolest company on the planet. And part of that is because we can simulate any condition on earth-and beyond. You read that correctly. We can generate 2.4 million volts of lightning inside the lab. We can simulate earthquakes and hurricane force wind. And oh yeah, we work with NASA to replicate conditions in space. Established in 1961, we've been part of every major space program for decades. But that's not all. We test everything from electromagnetic interference to explosive devices. With this rare level of expertise across numerous laboratories, we serve a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, space, telecom, IoT, automotive, and more. When you work at NTS, you're working with some of the brightest technical minds in the world-and you get to tell your friends that your work is critical to national security, space exploration, and the next generation of technology-driven products.


NTS in Santa Clarita, CA is seeking a Fluid Test Engineer. The Fluids Test department conducts a variety of fluid and load testing on aerospace, defense, commercial and other industrial components. This is a fast paced, but exciting career opportunity where decisions will be recognized as authoritative and have an impact on services and related activities for the division. Must have a Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering and 2 or more years' experience in the design, setup, and testing or processing of fluid, fuel and or gas components and or systems OR we will consider a recent BSME or Physics graduate with project, work or internship experience related to fluid dynamics, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) or airflow, fuel or cryogenics.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide the engineering, technical oversight and hands-on support to design test setup and conduct fluid testing to include testing of fuel, liquid hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen components. This will encompass but is not limited to the following:

  • Design (calculations, schematics, drawings, etc.) the required fluid and mechanical test design (test setup).
  • Coordinate with the data acquisition and control personnel
  • Identify safety hazards and implement risk reduction activities to mitigate identified hazards.
  • Provide cost and schedule input required to implement test design
  • Oversee and provide hands-on approach to install and activate the fluid and mechanical system setup.
  • Develop, refine and implement various Test Pad Operating Procedures.
  • Interface with NTS personnel and vendors to procure and/or manufacture components in support of ongoing test and facility activities.
  • Conduct test - function as the lead test conductor
  • Collect the required data and support test report publication.
  • Lead and mentor other test engineers as required.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all company policies and procedures.
  • Actively maintain a working knowledge of technical subjects and products assigned.
  • Maintain awareness of the competition and industry and product trends.
  • Recommend new products to Product Development for R&D action and development of new test equipment.
  • Working with customers and in house business development centers to determine interfaces and common requirement in preparation of detailed cost estimates.

Required Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship and able to pass a drug test and background check
  • Bachelor in Science in Mechanical Engineering or replated and 2 or more years' experience in the design, setup, and testing or processing of fluid, fuel and or gas components and or systems OR we will consider a recent BSME or Physics graduate with project, work or internship experience related to fluid dynamics, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) or airflow, fuel or cryogenic testing
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must have the ability to consistently deliver performance with minimum supervision and maintain continuous communications with subordinates, peers and upper management personnel
  • Strong ethics, common sense and the ability to work extended work days
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Data acquisition systems experience
  • Trouble shooting complex fluid systems
  • Military and Aerospace compliance standards
  • Heat exchanger design
  • Process control / Feedback Control Systems

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