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Senior Combustion Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Brief Description

About Amogy

Amogy is a well-funded technology startup on a mission to decarbonize transportation by developing a unique and revolutionary power system that runs on ammonia as a renewable fuel. By working with our team, you will be creating the first page of the ammonia-driven green economy. Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the transportation industry for a sustainable future!

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Combustion Test Engineer to join the Reactor Systems team at Amogy. In this position, you will work on testing and evaluating the core components that comprise our innovative ammonia-to-power solution, including low-emission burners and injectors, combustors for hydrogen and hydrogen-ammonia combustion, and ammonia-conversion reactors.

  • Test low-emission reactor and combustion technology, including burners, fuel nozzles/injectors, ammonia reformers, and innovative combustors for use with hydrogen or hydrogen-ammonia fuels
  • Plan and execute experiments, including preparing SOPs and process diagrams, facilitating safety reviews, helping with equipment setup, and managing gas inventory
  • Evaluate tests results to help improve predictive 1D/3D models and guide design improvements for better combustion performance and durability
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute hardware development and test programs to mature technology for production implementation
  • Occasional travel between our Brooklyn and Houston facilities may be required (up to 1-2 weeks per month)


Minimum Requirements we seek:

  • BS/MS/MA with 6+ years relevant work experience, or Ph.D. in mechanical/aerospace/chemical engineering with 3+ years relevant work experience
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of fuel properties, combustion processes, pollutant formation, and working knowledge of burner/combustor designs
  • Extensive hands-on experience with testing and designing combustion hardware
  • Comfortable interpreting and helping prepare process engineering documentation, including piping and instrumentation diagrams, process flow diagrams, control narratives, C&E matrices, etc.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn about heterogenous catalysis and heat transfer processes
  • Direct experience with designing and testing industrial burners/engines/gas turbines/fuel injectors & nozzles is a plus
  • Experience with aerothermal analysis & design, heat transfer, and energy conversion devices is a plus
  • Experience in combustion with a focus on stability and emissions from H2/NH3 fueled systems is a plus
  • Ability to implement, build, and validatie 1D/3D combustion models using commercial software, such as StarCCM/ANSYS FLUENT/CHEMKIN, is a plus


What We Offer:

  • Competitive Medical, Dental & Vision Care
  • FSA and HSA
  • 401(k) with 5% company match
  • Life insurance
  • Unlimited (PTO)
  • Ancillary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Open, supportive culture of drive and execution

Amogy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to recruiting@amogy.co.

Amogy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. If you receive an offer of employment from Amogy, you will need to go through the E-Verify process of digital verification of your employment authorization documents as provided on the Form I-9. Participation in E-Verify does not limit your right to work and verification will only be completed after you become an employee with Amogy.