Spacecraft Thermal Engineer
Turion Space
Irvine, CA US
Posted ago
Turion Space

Turion Space is seeking a skilled and experienced Spacecraft Thermal engineer. We are a startup and small team.

As a Thermal Engineer, you will assist in the design, analysis, test, and implementation of the satellite systems related to the thermal environment and requirements. You will work closely with the Turion Space team across software and hardware systems. You will own the thermal control and management system. Your creativity, experience, and ambition will directly impact the architecture of the vehicle's systems as the missions increase in complexity.

Compensation: $80,000 - $120,000 yearly and generous equity compensation


  • Thermal design of hardware, from initial high-level analysis down to validation of performance with ground tests.
  • Automate workflow to reduce engineering investment in the design cycle.
  • Select in-house testing equipment and external testing facilities.
  • Pursue performance/robustness improvements.
  • Pursue operational simplicity.
  • Produce quality documentation of your work to reduce miss-rate and improve efficiency.


  • Degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Experience with Thermal Desktop, Simulink, Simscape, Femap, NX-NASTRAN or ANSYS Workbench.
  • Experience with 3-D and reduced-order thermal modeling.
  • Experience with 3-D CAD software such as SolidWorks.
  • Ability to identify sizing cases and quickly evaluate the impact of design decisions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver against an aggressive schedule.

$80,000 - $120,000 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 spacecraft for LEO 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 April 2023.

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