Electric Propulsion Engineer
Turion Space
Irvine, CA US
Posted ago
Turion Space

Seeking experienced engineers with experimental backgrounds in EP.

As a Propulsion Engineer, you will develop, design, analyze, build, test, and integrate the electric propulsion system and subcomponents utilized aboard all Turion Space Droid Spacecraft. Your experience, creativity, and ambition will directly impact the architecture of the vehicle's propulsion system as the mission grows in complexity increase in complexity.

Generous equity compensation


  • Design of subcomponents for EP systems
  • Perform component and system-level design, analysis, and trade studies
  • Develop and execute component and system-level test plans
  • Design, build, test, and operate electric propulsion systems
  • Work closely with other teams to model, simulate, and control the propulsion systems
  • Assist in searching for, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Experimental experience working on EP
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline
  • Experience with the development of electric propulsion systems and/or subsystems.
  • 3+ years of industry experience with fluid systems or spacecraft propulsion design, test, or both
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Graduate Degree working on EP systems in an experimental capacity
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, testing, and operating spacecraft propulsion systems
  • Specific experience with low thrust monopropellant and green monopropellant systems
  • Experience with propulsion system process development including manifold manufacturing and welding
  • Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy) and C++
  • Familiarity with reading and writing technical standards
  • Familiarity with propellant material compatibility
  • Familiarity with weld and weld inspection standards and best practices

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

$115,000 - $145,000 yearly
About Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. To achieve this goal, Turion Space is building low-earth-orbit spacecraft to move things around in space and gather SDA data when we're not. Turion Space aims to build the highest dV/$ space transport vehicles and is launching the DROID.001 mission in May 2023. DROID.001 will be the first dedicated SSA satellite in the United States.

Turion Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Turion Space is governed based on merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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