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Valve Design Engineer

Qualis Corp
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Qualis Corporation is seeking a Valve Design Engineer to support operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. The chosen candidate will be a member of the Valves Actuators Lines and Ducts Propulsion Team.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide design of valves for small hypergolic propulsion systems to large cryogenic liquid engines or stages.
  • Create or review valves specifications.
  • Create valve test plans and oversee qualification testing.
  • Analyze test data and create performance reports.
  • Perform "hands-on" test preparation for valve assembly in a lab environment.
  • Provide oversight or insight for commercial partner valve design during reviews and other activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree in Engineering or related (STEM) field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

Required Experience / Skills:

Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Proven knowledge and experience with valve design and testing.
  • Knowledge of fabrication, quality control, and material selection relative to valve manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of valve sealing materials.

Desired Experience / Skills:
  • Direct experience in the design of aerospace propulsion systems.
  • Knowledge of hypergolic and/or cryogenic propellants.
  • Knowledge of NASA and/or aerospace design and construction standards.
  • CAD experience, CREO preferred.

Work Environment:

General office environment (100%). Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (
Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (20%). Requires walking, standing, lifting, bending in a lab environment with hazards that require wearing safety glasses, hearing protection, foot protection and gloves to perform some operations (70%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled and a Participant in E-Verify

Posted: 2020-06-29 Expires: 2020-07-28
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