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Monash High-Powered Rocketry is a student team dedicated to the design, analysis and construction of high-powered rockets.

PROPULSION ENGINEER

Reports to: 

Propulsion Section Lead

Job Summary:

The team member in this position focuses on the design, testing and implementation of HPR's in-house propulsion systems. Drawing knowledge from theory and practice, this member will design and evaluate critical components, and provide operational support to the team. 

Propulsion systems incorporate a plethora of different disciplines, including but not limited to; Electrical and Pneumatic engineering, Materials engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. 

Responsibilities:
  • Develop design processes for key components in Hybrid rocket engines

  • Applying theory and practical knowledge to help design propulsion systems

  • Work closely with other sub-teams to integrate propulsion systems with rocket infrastructure

  • Share ideas with other team members to grow the sections potential

A knowledge of, or an interest in Learning:
  • Fundamental Thermodynamic and Aerodynamic theory

  • Rocket Propulsion Systems

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

  • Machining process such as the use of lathes, CNC machines 

  • Advanced 3D Printing processes

  • Electrical and Pneumatic systems for unique injection and Ground station equipment

  • The finer intricacies of Propulsion Systems - including but not limited to; Regulatory requirements, logistical challenges, research applications and more.

  • A very complex - yet fulfilling field of research and application!

Favourable qualities
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to stick to deadlines

  • Availability on weekends to attend launches