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Top 50 Propulsion Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Propulsion Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Propulsion Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.8% of Propulsion Engineer resumes contained Engine Performance Data as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Propulsion Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Propulsion Engineer:

1. Engine Performance Data

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Here's how Engine Performance Data is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Reviewed engine performance data and component conditions to determine the most cost effective workscope to return the engine to service.

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2. Propulsion System

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Here's how Propulsion System is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed computer models of an advanced propulsion system in an effort to model its physical characteristic and optimize the overall configuration.
  • Consult with industry experts/propulsion houses on new materials/processes, aging/shelf life issues, verification and validation of propulsion systems.
  • Defined propulsion system performance, component characteristics, spacecraft interface, and test requirements.
  • Created electromagnetic and compressible fluid flow models of electric propulsion system.
  • Analyzed propulsion system performance using mission simulation.
  • Defined propulsion system type, size, redundancy and preliminary layout based on mission, customer, and range safety requirements.
  • Conducted risk analysis and risk mitigation for the propulsion system using a systems engineering tool (CORE)
  • Developed and formulated coding for use in flight simulators for the primary and secondary propulsion systems.
  • Project engineer for Avenger fuel and propulsion system; legacy and the newest configuration.
  • Removed auxiliary power units and propulsion systems from the Space Shuttles for reuse.
  • Lead testing of components for the Electric Propulsion system.
  • Developed a process for system requirements development for aircraft propulsion systems which incorporated lessons-learned from past aircraft propulsion development programs.
  • Performed integration of propulsion systems (EBU), conceptual and detail design/definition using 1st Principles and analytical/modeling software.
  • Managed multi-million dollar subcontracts for the detailed design, production, and testing of propulsion systems.
  • Selected the propulsion system hardware and created schematics for the chosen Dual-Mode propulsion sys.
  • Provided support to the Propulsion Systems customers: visited airlines facilities and investigated 777 Thrust Reverser Inner Wall Issues.

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3. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed thrust vectoring technologies specific to low observable effectiveness for NASAInnovative Controls and Technology contract.
  • Identify, track, mitigate risks associated with propulsion systems NASA WFF- Certified Ordnance Handler

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4. Test Cases

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5. Failure Analysis

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6. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Established the Navy's first nuclear surface ship technical support team for all West Coast nuclear aircraft carriers.

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7. Matlab

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  • Derived equations that was input to MATLAB for results.
  • Completed analysis report of Bipropellant NASA Pencil Thruster test data using MATLAB.

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8. Missile

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Here's how Missile is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Provided subsystem product concept evaluations and assembly design suggestions to support new product development for missile subsystems energy management.
  • Performed research of missile concepts using advanced propellants.
  • Worked closely with vendors to resolve technical issues and facilitate integration into the CKEM missile system.
  • Acted as Lead Propulsion Engineer for the JASSM and JASSM-ER cruise missile programs.
  • Developed propellant grain sizing tools for preliminary missile trade studies.
  • Designed the propulsion system for Low Cost Cruise Missile proposal.
  • Guided Missile Destroyer, U.S. Sixth Fleet Completed two Mediterranean Sea deployments.
  • Evaluated shock and vibration testing of Missile components and subsytems.

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9. Launch Vehicle

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Here's how Launch Vehicle is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed hybrid motor sizing tools used in performing hybrid based booster-to-launch vehicle synthesis and in launch vehicle optimization studies.
  • Supported launch vehicle integration activities in French Guyana and launch operations at the INTELSAT operations center.
  • Applied knockdown factors based on flight telemetry resulting in refined predictions of launch vehicle performance.
  • Performed thermal analysis of cryogenic piping systems and launch vehicle reentry.
  • Prepared test requirement documents for 8 components for the hydraulic Thruster Vector Control System for the Antares launch vehicle.

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10. APU

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Here's how APU is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Managed procurement of CH53-K Engine/APU Control Panel by ensuring compliance of supplier proposals with military requirements.
  • Executed supplier proposal reviews, negotiations, specifications, statements of work, supplier communications, and Engine/APU control panel activities.
  • Issued work scopes to address APU and engine associated repairs and alterations.
  • Provide engineering disposition of Engine and APU components.

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11. Fuel Systems

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Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinate with Pneumatics, Fuel Systems, Fire Extinguishing, Electrical, Hydraulics, and Nitrogen Gas Systems Engineers.

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12. FAA

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Here's how FAA is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Achieved FAA Certification of C-130J propulsion system by verifying and validating propulsion performance model with actual mission performance.
  • Write engineering orders, specifications, and authorizations per manufacturer safety bulletins, and FAA airworthiness directives.

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13. Fault Tree Analysis

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Here's how Fault Tree Analysis is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed and assessed fault tree analysis to resolve hardware anomalies and problems.

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14. Aircraft Models

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Here's how Aircraft Models is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Performed repairs on the F-16 and F-15 aircraft models and various Pratt and Whitney engine models.
  • Maintained and serviced engines for USAF aircraft models C-130A and C-130H.

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15. CFD

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Here's how CFD is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Pioneered the use of CFD on a variety of parts of the propulsive systems using 2 and 3D CFD codes.
  • Analyzed the Delta IV LO2 tank FLSS sensor using the Fluent CFD analysis software.
  • Verified resultswith CFD and analytical predictions for nozzle improvement.
  • Conduct CFD on Lynx and 8H21 (24000 lbf thrust LOX/Hydrogen engine) valve and pumpcomponents.

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16. Flight Control Systems

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17. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Design engineer and CAD system consultant on various aircraft programs including 737, 767 and 7J7.
  • Used CAD modeling, analysis and simulation to calculate performance, environmental effects and system safety.
  • Build and manage the master CAD file for the Lynx Propulsion System.
  • Modeled ignition system components on CAD (Autodesk Inventor).

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18. High Pressure

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Here's how High Pressure is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Drained and decontaminated systems to remove toxic propellants and high pressure gases.
  • Provide water treatment for closed loop hydronic systems, open loop cooling tower systems, low and high pressure steam systems.

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19. Design Reviews

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Here's how Design Reviews is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Participate in design reviews for new components/Processes.
  • Participated in Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews (PDR and CDR).

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20. Oversaw

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21. Catia

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Here's how Catia is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and detailed mechanical parts assemblies using Catia V5BOEING, Everett, WA.
  • Designed and detailed mechanical parts assemblies using Enovia (CATIA v4 and v5) IVT.B.E.AEROSPACE FSI Marysville, WA.

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22. Control Systems

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23. Medal

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Here's how Medal is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Received Navy Achievement Medal for the successful overhaul of the turbine end of a centrifugal condensate pump during combat operations.
  • Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding job performance.
  • Earned good conduct awards and achievement medals for excellent service.

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24. Flight Hardware

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Here's how Flight Hardware is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed computer simulations of liquid and solid rocket motor flight hardware and propulsion system test fixtures.
  • Identified ways to improve flight hardware installation for the MPS system.
  • Conducted Space Shuttle flight hardware testing and verification.

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25. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Group Mission: Provide Propulsion Engineering support to the C-17 fleet, both foreign and domestic customers.
  • Provided engineering support in resolution of customer performance issues related to Rolls-Royce Tay, Spey and Dart engines.

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26. Engine Room

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27. Engine Manufacturer

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Here's how Engine Manufacturer is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinate and assist engine manufacturer and Boeing groups with functional/physical interfaces and engineering changes; ensuring regulatory compliance of engineering changes.
  • Performed detailed engine failure investigations, some in conjunction with engine manufacturer to identify cause of failure.
  • Interfaced with the engine manufacturer on technical matters to improve product reliability and lower operating costs.
  • Control quarterly technical meetings between Boeing and engine manufacturers.

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28. Hydraulic Systems

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Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Level IV Propulsion Engineer and HYE Console operator- at SLC-6 on Delta IV CBC and SRM Hydraulic Systems.

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29. MPS

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Here's how MPS is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Operated, maintained, and repaired propulsion engines, generators, pumps, boilers, and other related machinery.
  • Assisted in the design and maintenance of the Main Propulsion Subsystem (MPS) on the Space Shuttle program.
  • Repaired and maintained main propulsion equipment, generators, pumps and auxiliary equipment, training officer.
  • Repaired or replaced valves, pumps, heat exchangers, compressors, steam turbines, and hydraulic and pneumatic controls.

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30. UAV

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31. Fmea

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Here's how Fmea is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Work with propulsion group to create design concepts, FMEA and perform necessary engineering calculations.

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32. FEA

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Here's how FEA is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated and demonstrated manufacturing feasibility and technical justification for design approach; conducted design validation.
  • Conduct FEA of designed components.

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33. R

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Here's how R is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Develop, maintain, and execute integration and test documentation, including non-conformance documentation and procedures.
  • Produce reports based on investigation findings and coordinate corrective action internally and with customer.
  • Coordinate goals and efforts with component/system responsible engineer with effective leadership and organizational skills.
  • Investigate component problems and provide corrective action to reduce component failures.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for performance, reliability, and cost.
  • Learned the requirements and methodology.
  • Enforce and upheld safety, administrative, training, performance, environmental, and maintenance compliance standards in compliance with OSHA.
  • Develop test plans and procedures based on requirements and operate test console while continually reviewing, maintaining and executing test plans.
  • Develop improvements in production and test methods, standards, tooling, equipment, layout, procedures, and product designs.
  • Developed hazard reports and failure modes effects and analysis studies to ensure that all hazards and critical items were identified.
  • Assemble, Test, Inspect, Troubleshoot issues, and Record Data with first & second stage rocket engine assembly.
  • Performed real time engineering analysis to resolve on-orbit and real time Guidance, Navigation & Control/Propulsion ground issues and concerns.
  • Developed failure analysis for on-orbit hardware and implemented changes that extended the life of the International Space Station.
  • Assessed degree to which test plans, new hardware designs, and studies meet safety requirements.
  • Update On-Aircraft Test Procedure (OATP) for checkout of engine operation.
  • Need to build and test satellite propulsion components.
  • Support integration of components into test assemblies.
  • Directed technicians to construct, test and prepare satellites for launch at sites around the world, including propellant loading operations.
  • Create and manage process for Propulsion Engineering's submission of ECMs.
  • Lead effort to convert several hundred paper ECMs to PDF text format, searchable by keyword (Adobe PDF Index).

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35. Test Procedures

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Here's how Test Procedures is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Define and maintain all technical specifications, statements of work, schematics, test procedures, and verification and validation plans.
  • Developed technical test procedures and reports Developed data trending for product and determine if data is acceptable.
  • Assisted in system startup, test execution, test shutdown, contingency, and post test procedures for liquid rocket system.

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37. Flight Data

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Here's how Flight Data is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Developed new analysis processes correlating simulated results with test and flight data.
  • Analyzed the flight data and certified the Sundstrand APS-200 APU installation on Boeing 737.

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38. Fortran

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Here's how Fortran is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Ported propulsion installation code from mainframe Fortran simulation model to UNIX based simulation model, providing cost-savings of $300,000/year.

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39. Liquid Oxygen

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Here's how Liquid Oxygen is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Performed cryogenic tubing flexibility stress analysis and fluid flow characteristics of liquid oxygen feedlines.

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40. IPT

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Here's how IPT is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Served as the attitude control system/DACS IPT lead on the CKEM program.
  • Read and interpret pilots' descriptions of problems to diagnose causes.
  • Assigned to 787 propulsion group LCPT-IPT.
  • Wire Design & Install (IPT).

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41. Launch Support

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Here's how Launch Support is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Led propulsion launch site testing and loading activities, launch support, and on-orbit spacecraft checkout mission operation support.
  • Executed rapid and accurate disposition of O-ring discrepancy on Delta-V motors during Target vehicle launch support.
  • Launch Support and Launch site H2O2 facility monitoring and evaluation.

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43. Engineering Orders

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Here's how Engineering Orders is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Provide interpretation of engineering orders, engineering authorizations, job cards, and service bulletins.

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44. General Electric

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Here's how General Electric is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with General Electric representatives to solve technical issues regarding thermal pit corrosion for engine fan blades.
  • Trained by General Electric in Six Sigma and achieved Green Belt certification.

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45. MRB

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Here's how MRB is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Introduced an MRB process to extend the life of components and lower engine operating costs.

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46. Engine Components

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Here's how Engine Components is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted equipment quality analysis for engine components.
  • Conduct CFD on 8H21 engine components including chamber and nozzle coolingchannels, inlet and outlet manifolds and injector manifold.

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47. Reduction Gears

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48. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Fabricate and reconfigure systems with the use of materials, hand tools, and machine shop equipment.
  • Selected, used, and cared for special tools, hand tools, and test equipment.

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49. Analysis Tools

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Here's how Analysis Tools is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results.
  • Implemented a repository and configuration control strategy for analysis tools and results.
  • Mentored new engineers on fuel system, analysis tools and business processes to speed up new job learning curve.
  • Developed the analysis tools for sizing, predicting performance, propellant loading, and evaluating propulsion systems and components.
  • Utilize system schematics, drawings, technical documentation, wire diagrams and production line engine as analysis tools.

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50. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Propulsion Engineer jobs:
  • Interfaced with other Subsystem Engineers, Systems Engineers, and Program Management to meet customer requirements.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Propulsion Engineer

Engine Performance Data

27.1%

Propulsion System

10.9%

Nasa

6.5%

Test Cases

5.7%

Failure Analysis

4.2%

Technical Support

4.2%

Matlab

3.6%

Missile

3.6%

Launch Vehicle

3.6%

APU

3.1%

Fuel Systems

3.1%

FAA

2.9%

Fault Tree Analysis

2.9%

Aircraft Models

2.9%

CFD

2.9%

Flight Control Systems

2.9%

CAD

2.6%

High Pressure

2.6%

Design Reviews

2.6%

Oversaw

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Propulsion Engineer

Rank Skill
1 Engine Performance Data 18.8%
2 Propulsion System 7.6%
3 Nasa 4.5%
4 Test Cases 4.0%
5 Failure Analysis 2.9%
6 Technical Support 2.9%
7 Matlab 2.5%
8 Missile 2.5%
9 Launch Vehicle 2.5%
10 APU 2.2%
11 Fuel Systems 2.2%
12 FAA 2.0%
13 Fault Tree Analysis 2.0%
14 Aircraft Models 2.0%
15 CFD 2.0%
16 Flight Control Systems 2.0%
17 CAD 1.8%
18 High Pressure 1.8%
19 Design Reviews 1.8%
20 Oversaw 1.4%
21 Catia 1.3%
22 Control Systems 1.3%
23 Medal 1.3%
24 Flight Hardware 1.3%
25 Engineering Support 1.3%
26 Engine Room 1.3%
27 Engine Manufacturer 1.3%
28 Hydraulic Systems 1.1%
29 MPS 1.1%
30 UAV 1.1%
31 Fmea 1.1%
32 FEA 1.1%
33 R 1.1%
34 Solidworks 1.1%
35 Test Procedures 1.1%
36 Navy Achievement 1.1%
37 Flight Data 1.1%
38 Fortran 1.1%
39 Liquid Oxygen 0.9%
40 IPT 0.9%
41 Launch Support 0.9%
42 Hvac 0.9%
43 Engineering Orders 0.9%
44 General Electric 0.9%
45 MRB 0.7%
46 Engine Components 0.7%
47 Reduction Gears 0.7%
48 Hand Tools 0.7%
49 Analysis Tools 0.7%
50 Customer Requirements 0.7%
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