Hiring Rocket Engine Developer for Additive Manufacturing Jobs at YBI – Business Journal Daily
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ursa Major Technologies, a Colorado-based designer of rocket engines and propulsion solutions for the aerospace industry, is looking to fill two additive manufacturing positions in its space at the Youngstown Business Incubator.
Links to job vacancies have been posted on the LinkedIn pages of the YBI and its entrepreneur in residence, Jim Cossler. Full-time positions are a Additive Manufacturing Development Engineer and Additive manufacturing technician.
The development engineer will be responsible for “laser powder bed fusion processes in support of engine development programs”, according to the job description. The candidate will oversee the construction of the development lab, the development of parameters and processes, as well as the production and qualification of parts. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in materials, mechanical or aerospace engineering, and at least two years of experience in the production and / or development of laser powder bed fusion.
The technician will be responsible for the operation of the powder bed laser melting machines and related equipment. “You will establish and maintain standard operating procedures, adhere to a high level of continuous improvement and be the hands-on additive manufacturing expert at Ursa Major,” according to the job description. “
The minimum qualifications for the technician position include at least two years of manufacturing experience, solid hands-on experience with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, and working knowledge of powder bed laser melting.
“Congratulations to CEO and Founder Joe Laurienti and the entire Ursa Major team for the incredible company you have created,” Cossler wrote in his article. “We are delighted to work with you. “
Prior to founding Ursa Major, Laurienti worked as a propulsion engineer for Blue Origin and SpaceX.
The company declined to comment on details of the project to YBI.
According to a Space News report in May, Ursa Major manufactures liquid engines for small rockets and seeks to position itself in the market for medium vehicles. Although the company has made trade deals, none of its engines have yet flown into space, Space News reported.
Ursa Major currently manufactures two engines. The Hadley – named after George Hadley in Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt” – is a 5,000 pound thrust kerosene, liquid oxygen engine designed for small launchers.
The Ripley, named after the character Sigourney Weaver in the “Alien” film series, is a 50,000-pound liquid oxygen and kerosene engine currently in development, according to the company’s website.
Both engines are reusable and designed for low earth and geostationary orbit, while the Hadley can also be used for space and hypersonic.
An announcement is pending on a third engine which, according to the site, would use cryogenic and storable propellants.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.