Senior Heat Transfer Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-331633
    • Job Location: Jupiter, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 03/30/2022
    • Years of Experience: 12+
    • Radford Job Code: 65275
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Job Description

Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) a division of Kratos Security and Defense is focused on the development and production of small, affordable, high-performance jet engines for cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). We provide turbomachinery and propulsion related solutions across a broad range of industry applications. FTT also provides engineering services, testing services, and material solutions for military and commercial engines, space propulsion, and industrial power-producing applications. Kratos leverages cross-industry capabilities to deliver innovative, cost-saving solutions for its customers.

FTT has an immediate need for a Senior Heat Transfer Engineer that will have the overall responsibility to perform cooling designs, secondary flow analysis, and finite element analysis for commercial and military turbine engine programs. This position provides opportunities for diverse technical challenging's to work on a unique set of programs in a team environment,  

Experience and Skills

  • 12+ years applied industry thermal design experience in turbine components, combustion hardware and secondary air systems
  • BS required, M.S.M.E Preferred. Proficiency in fundamental analyses “hand-calculations” and a good understanding of practical design limitations.
  • Specializing in computational simulation of heat transfer, fluid dynamic behavior and correlation with experimental testing.
  • Experience in cutting-edge technologies (Conjugate CFD codes, additive manufacturing, CMC) and proficiency in MSC Easy5 and ANSYS FEA is desired.
  • Skilled at characterizing risk to produce balanced design solutions
  • Experienced in all phases of development: conceptual design, analysis, manufacturing, validation, and field service
  • Awareness of turbomachinery cycle performance drivers and trade factors
  • Technical leadership abilities capable of functioning as key heat transfer specialist and technical focal point
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: experience integrating work in a team, interfacing with customer, mentorship
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


Job Benefits

We offer Florida Blue Options and HMO plans for medical and dental, vision plan, supplemental life insurance, short and long term disability, company 401k with matching and an employee stock purchase plan.

15 PTO days per year and 10 paid holidays. Beautiful sunny Jupiter Florida location. 

  • Competitive salary.
  • Location in an attractive office building in South Florida in Palm Beach County near beaches.
  • Informal yet professional work environment with a world class technical staff.
  • Engineer driven culture committed to long-term technical excellence.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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