ABL’s Fluid Systems Designers bring all the vehicle’s fluid systems together with a streamlined network of tubes and manifolds.
Fluid System Designers work closely with Propulsion Engineers and Component Engineers to bring system schematics to life. They take delight in creating a system layout that balances the mechanical requirements of each part and the complexity of the resulting fluid lines. Good Fluid Systems Designers are organized, methodical, and have exceptional spatial awareness.
- Determine fluid line sizes, thickness, materials, and interfaces
- Convert system schematics to flushed out 3D models in CAD, considering manufacturing, integration, and operational constraints
- Design and analyze fluid manifolds and component support structures
- Performed combined loads analysis to determine interface loads
- Quantify system restrictions
- Develop production methodology and support initial builds
- B.S. in any engineering discipline from an accredited university One of the following experience bases:- 2+ years of industry experience in a production, integration & test, or design role
- Collegiate internship or co-op, hands-on extracurricular projects, or similar engineering activity
Preferred Skills and Experience
- CAD and FEA systems
- Familiarity with fluid system design elements, including: piping, tubing, flexible elements, flanges, fittings
- Firm understanding of tubing manufacturing methods, including: bending, flaring, and welding
- Operation of fluid systems at elevated pressures and extreme temperatures
- Strong understanding of compressible/incompressible flow and thermodynamics
- Technical writing and communication including manufacturing plans and design reviews
What We Look For
- Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes.
- Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is no roadmap and ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective.
- End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work.