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Combustion Test/Build Engineer

Arbor Energy

Arbor Energy

Other Engineering · Full-time
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, August 8, 2022

Company Overview:

Founded by a core of former SpaceX rocket engineers, Arbor is developing advanced energy and negative emission technologies to fight climate change. Rooted in solarpunk culture, we are striving to build a truly sustainable civilization with carbon-negative energy at its center.

Core Team Traits:

Entrepreneurial types (scrappy and self-driven); big thinkers, problem solvers, tinkerers, creators, hackers, disruptors; passionate and above all kind people.

What You’ll Do:

Design test stands and ground support equipment including 3D modeling, fluid and structural analysis, fabrication drawings, fluids P&IDs, and instrumentation diagrams. Supervise and coordinate test stand construction and activation. Run test operations to support development of world-class, rocketry-derived combustion devices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in hardware development testing
  • Hands-on experience with test equipment such as valves, regulators, actuators, power supplies, pressure sensors and thermocouples
  • Experience with high pressure and high temperature systems
  • Ability to execute under pressure (quickly and calmly detect and mitigate hot-fire anomalies)
  • Potential travel to test site(s)

Nice to Haves:

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Advanced degree in electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • Experience in a startup or agile development environment
  • Design and analysis of combustion devices
  • Experience with rocket hot-fire testing
  • Experience with NI LabVIEW or similar software suites
  • Coding experience including MATLAB, Python, Java, C++, or similar
Arbor Energy is an equal opportunity employer.