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Top 26 Propulsion Systems Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Propulsion Systems Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Propulsion Systems Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.2% of Propulsion Systems Engineer resumes contained Engine Performance as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Propulsion Systems Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Propulsion Systems Engineer:

1. Engine Performance

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Here's how Engine Performance is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Performed analyses and authored the Engine Performance Interface Document for propulsion and supplier reference.
  • Coordinated with the engine supplier to resolve engine deck issues and improve engine performance.
  • Utilized the cycle models to analyze and quantify engine performance data in order to develop pre-test predictions.

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2. Safety Analysis

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3. Matlab

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Here's how Matlab is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Created a PID control system model in MATLAB for comparison to the hardware PID controller used in the ACS.
  • Key technologies utilized include Java, C++, UNIX shell scripting, Python, Matlab, etc.
  • Draw conclusions & make recommendations based on analytical evidence (Unigraph, Minitab, Excel, MATLAB).

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4. Nasa

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Here's how Nasa is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Applied NASA System Engineering practices to develop algorithms for incorporation into the M&FM SysML Model.

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5. Flight Control Systems

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6. Test Cases

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7. FAA

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Here's how FAA is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Flight tested and prepared paper works and document for aircraft engine flight certification with FAA.
  • Coordinate results of safety analysis with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Develop Instructions for Airworthiness (ICAWs) and submit to the FAA for approval.
  • Prepared and published certification ground and flight test plans and reports for submittal to the FAA for Powerplant Systems.

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8. Hybrid Rocket

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9. Launch Vehicle

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Here's how Launch Vehicle is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Lead Propulsion Design Engineer for the Delta II and Delta III First Stage Launch Vehicle (Rocket).

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10. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Field Engineering: Interface with customer and travel on-site to provide engineering support.

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11. Corrective Action

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Here's how Corrective Action is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Managed APS related discrepancies support identifying 40+ corrective actions increasing APS reliability by 12% in two (2) years.

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12. Risk Assessments

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Here's how Risk Assessments is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Execute risk assessments using safety process and tools to define hazard levels for events.
  • Perform FMEA and Fault Tree analyses for safety and risk assessments.

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13. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical support on liquid propulsion systems of major space launch vehicle programs to the Air Force Space Division.
  • Provided technical support for F100 engine altitude testing.
  • Provide technical support for propulsion systems hot fire, pre- and post-test checkouts and propellant handling operations.

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14. Control Systems

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Here's how Control Systems is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Derived abort conditions for the Space Launch System, Main Propulsion Systems and Reaction Control Systems.

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15. Oversaw

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16. APU

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Here's how APU is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Researched and tested APU starter/generator failure and provided design support on a tiger team to find a solution.
  • Developed engineering documents and implemented processes for troubleshooting, repair, and modification to CFM56-5 engines and Honeywell 131-9A APUs.

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17. DOD

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18. Trade Studies

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Here's how Trade Studies is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Performed trade studies with engine data and simulation to improve performance and engine operating characteristics; updated simulation.
  • Evaluated advanced space vehicle configurations and trade studies in support of MSFC Advanced Concepts Office.
  • Analyzed performance of practical hypersonic missile concepts and performed trade studies to support department planning and budgeting.

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19. Assurance

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20. Rolls-Royce

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Here's how Rolls-Royce is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Contracted by BELCAN Technical Services, Supported GE & Rolls-Royce Engineering teams during PDR first engine to test (FETT).
  • Conducted performance studies for various legacy Gulfstream aircraft with Rolls-Royce engines for comparison with other engine studies.

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21. Electronic Engine

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22. Engine Supplier

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Here's how Engine Supplier is used in Propulsion Systems Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated with engine supplier in analysis with Reverse Thrust performance and later validated supplier test results.

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23. Engine Controls

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24. Mechanical Equipment

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25. Critical Areas

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26. C-17 Program

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20 Most Common Skills For A Propulsion Systems Engineer

Engine Performance

29.1%

Safety Analysis

10.3%

Matlab

6.1%

Nasa

6.1%

Flight Control Systems

6.1%

Test Cases

4.8%

FAA

4.8%

Hybrid Rocket

4.8%

Launch Vehicle

3.6%

Engineering Support

3.6%

Corrective Action

3.0%

Risk Assessments

2.4%

Technical Support

2.4%

Control Systems

1.8%

Oversaw

1.8%

APU

1.8%

DOD

1.8%

Trade Studies

1.8%

Assurance

1.8%

Rolls-Royce

1.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Propulsion Systems Engineer

Rank Skill
1 Engine Performance 26.2%
2 Safety Analysis 9.3%
3 Matlab 5.5%
4 Nasa 5.5%
5 Flight Control Systems 5.5%
6 Test Cases 4.4%
7 FAA 4.4%
8 Hybrid Rocket 4.4%
9 Launch Vehicle 3.3%
10 Engineering Support 3.3%
11 Corrective Action 2.7%
12 Risk Assessments 2.2%
13 Technical Support 2.2%
14 Control Systems 1.6%
15 Oversaw 1.6%
16 APU 1.6%
17 DOD 1.6%
18 Trade Studies 1.6%
19 Assurance 1.6%
20 Rolls-Royce 1.6%
21 Electronic Engine 1.6%
22 Engine Supplier 1.6%
23 Engine Controls 1.6%
24 Mechanical Equipment 1.6%
25 Critical Areas 1.6%
26 C-17 Program 1.6%
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