Fluid Components Engineer

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

About Arkadia Space🪐

Arkadia, established in 2020, is a pioneering force in the space industry. We have a clear vision: to make space exploration sustainable, accessible, and innovative. We are an in-space propulsion company, developing and commercializing the most performing chemical systems using green propellants, the real alternative to traditional storable propulsion.

Our headquarters are located in Castellon de la Plana on the Costa Azahar. We operate a 100% privately managed orbital engine Test Center al Castellón Airport, the first of its kind in Europe. This facility provides agility, flexibility and speed for tailored, rapid propulsion developments and for testing of engine prototypes and products.

At Arkadia, we trust in every member of our team as we specialize in developing cutting-edge propulsion systems. Our company culture is built on collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment where you can thrive. We value work-life balance, which is reflected in flexible schedules and ongoing professional development opportunities. If you are seeking an opportunity to contribute to the future of space exploration, apply now and join us on this exciting journey!

👨‍🚀About the Position🛰️

This person will support the current team in the development of fluid components for the propulsion systems of the company, participating also in other propulsion-related development activities in Arkadia. The role will require a high level of autonomy and responsibility and combines design and testing tasks, constantly in contact with the hardware, for an iterative maturation process.

What you'll be doing 

  • Lead the development strategy of fluid components.
  • Design parts and analyze mechanical parts.
  • Definition of testing activities and qualification plans.
  • Execution of testing activities.
  • Post-processing of data to feedback iterative design loop.

What you'll need 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace / mechanical engineering.
  • Relevant experience in the development of fluid components for rocket propellant handling, including but not limited to, tanks, expulsion devices, F/D valves, pressure regulators.
  • Good knowledge of fluid dynamics and mechanical design and analysis.
  • Experience working with FEA / CFD software.
  • Experience in testing and data analysis.
  • Experience in AIT of liquid propulsion systems.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written, to effectively communicate in an international environment.

Nice to have 

  • Previous work with hydrogen peroxide and other green propellants.
  • Experience in AIT of liquid propulsion systems.
  • Skilled in CAD modelling (Siemens NX is a plus).
  • Fluent in Spanish.

What we Offer

🏢HQ: Castellon de la Plana

🚀 Test facilities: Airport of Castellon, Benlloch

🏠Hybrid working with the possiblity to work remote 8 days per month.

💰Attractive Salary based on experience

💙 The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects for the development of future propulsion systems, in a multidisciplinary and highly skilled environment.  

🌴23 days of holidays + 14 regional and public holidays

🏋️‍♂️Access to UJI (Universidad Jaume I)  sports facilities as part of the offering to companies in Espaitec (Gym, sports courts, swimming pool etc) at a small yearly fee.

🚚 Relocation support and the option to stay in one of our apartments (subject to availability) during your first month of employment, to help you get settled in a new town

📅 Start date as soon as possible