Southwest Research Institute ENGINEER - RESEARCH ENGINEER - MACHINERY SERVICES in San Antonio, Texas

Job Summary:

Perform evaluations and analysis of problems of propulsion, power, and energy machinery and associated sub-systems; perform finite element analysis; perform fluid dynamics analysis; perform fluid network modeling and analysis; perform mechanical design of experiments, test articles, tools and instrumentation; assist in the development of software and diagnostic tools to enhance data collection and analysis, machinery system modeling, the diagnosis and solution of existing machinery problems, and the design of improved fluid handling machinery systems; conduct laboratory research required by clients and directed at finding solutions and advancements for fluid handling machinery, combustion devices, and piping systems; independently write technical reports, proposals, and technical presentations; participate in conferences and other events to actively promote SwRI business.


Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or related with at least a 3.0 GPA with 0 – 5 years of experience, M.S. preferred. Coursework, research or industry experience in fluids and thermodynamics, mechanical design, piping, machinery, etc. is desired; rotating machinery (compressors, pumps and/or turbines) experience is preferred; ANSYS experience preferred; strong written and oral communication skills for the preparation of technical reports, proposals and presentations are essential; FEA, CFD and CAD software knowledge is desired; turbomachinery system knowledge is a plus. A valid/clear driver's license is required. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Considerations:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job code: 18-01084

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas