Launch Vehicle Engineer

The Hammers Company is seeking a Launch Vehicle Engineer for employment at the Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia.

Necessary Experience

0 to 5 years experience

Specific Requirements / Licensing:

  • Ability to coordinate preparation of sounding rocket vehicle hardware including solid propellant motors, ignition systems, flight fin hardware, and Flight Termination System hardware.
  • Knowledge of principles applicable to all types of solid rocket vehicle components such as motors, igniters, electro-explosive devices, hardware, and electrical ignition systems
  • Knowledge of principles of mechanical and structural design of rocket vehicles and ability to develop associated design documentation
  • Experience with ordnance processing is a plus.
  • Must excel at computer aided modeling and drafting as well as finite element analysis. SolidWorks and NASTRAN experience is preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Training or certification in the following may be required:

  • Electrostatic Discharge ESD Control
  • General Safety Awareness
  • IT Security
  • Hazcom Training
  • Ordnance Awareness or Ordnance Handler’s Certification

Minimum education required for the position:

BS Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering


  • Responsible for hardware tracking and design for solid rocket motors and flight termination systems
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of motor ignition systems, tail can and fin assemblies, and other vehicle systems
  • Responsible to assign vehicle system assets to flight missions
  • Responsible for configuration control of the systems, collection, stock, and purchase of components, and oversight of systems during and after missions
  • Responsible to perform other related duties as assigned or required

Required abilities:

  • Ability to work with shop and technician staff for assembly of hardware sets for vehicle systems
  • Ability to organize and track assets of vehicle systems and resolve scheduling challenges
  • Ability to use general software applications to maintain records on items for vehicle systems and to write requirements and reports
  • Ability to generate procedures for handling of solid rocket motors, rocket motor hardware, and qualification test plans and reports

The Hammers Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering excellent employee benefits and competitive salary commensurate with level of experience.

All positions require proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Send resume to:the Hammers Company, Inc
7500 Greenway Center Drive
Suite 1500
Greenbelt, Maryland 2077