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AD Astra Rocket Company

Engineering, Electrical

Full Time

Webster, TX

$100,000 - $160,000 a year

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Ad Astra Rocket Company is looking for a full-time Electrical Power Engineer or qualified Experimental Physicist to support the VASIMR® Technology Maturation Program at its Webster, TX, location. Candidates must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents and must have demonstrated the ability to work as a member of a diverse and multidisciplinary team. The position requires leadership, initiative, organization, attention to detail, motivation, and ability to address a diverse set of tasks with diligence, efficiency, and enthusiasm. The R&D nature of Ad Astra’s operation calls for a great deal of creativity and flexibility solving engineering problems in materials, thermal management, and radio frequency (RF) wave coupling in fully-magnetized plasmas. Collaboration and teamwork are essential attributes in a small research team environment with a collective approach to problem-solving.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Experimental Plasma Physics or other equivalent degree or higher

  • More than 3 years of experience working in a RF power development or RF plasma physics environment

  • Experience working with or around laboratory plasmas, RF discharges, and matching circuits

  • Experience with high-voltage DC and AC circuits

  • Knowledge and experience in electrical safety, best practices, and protocols

  • Thorough familiarity with RF circuits and Smith Charts

  • Knowledge of specialized tools and methods related to RF circuit design and testing

  • Proficiency with analog circuits

  • Experience with electrical schematic software. Able to read and create new schematics for electrical systems and maintain old schematics using various software programs

  • Hands-on experience with laboratory diagnostics, test equipment, and hand tools

  • Thorough familiarity with best engineering practices for aerospace grounding, shielding of wire harnesses, and EMI/EMC.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Must provide 2 references from a previous employer or employers

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Google calendar as well as the general suite of scientific and engineering computer tools (i.e. LabVIEW, MATLAB, etc.)

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