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Mechanical Systems Engineer

Company: Kratos Defense
Location: Jupiter
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT), a Kratos Turbine Technologies company located in Jupiter Florida is a world-class turbomachinery company, specializing in next-generation technologies for aircraft engines, rocket turbopumps and industrial power equipment and focused on the development and production of small, affordable, high-performance jet engines for cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

FTT with over 4000-man years of turbomachinery expertise and a deep bench of experience in each discipline, FTT has been growing steadily for 24 years. We provide a one-stop shop with capabilities in design, aerodynamics, performance, heat transfer and secondary flow, rotor dynamics and bearing design, structural analysis and life predictions, manufacturing, testing, and field support. Our Turbine Technology division also provides engineering services, testing services, and material solutions for military and commercial engines, space propulsion, and industrial power-producing applications.

Kratos Defense and Security leverages cross-industry capabilities to deliver innovative, cost-saving solutions for its customers.

FTT's home office is in Jupiter, Florida, where we employ over 180+ engineers and technicians. Additional offices in Derby, UK and Wildau, Germany extend FTT's reputation for engineering excellence to the European marketplace and provide access to a European supply chain and next generation manufacturing capabilities.

Are you looking for an exciting career with an industry leading turbomachinery / jet engine aerospace engineering company with cutting edge products, unique niche markets and a highly skilled expert workforce? Then you have come to the right place! FTT is a growing world class turbomachinery company in beautiful Jupiter, Florida USA which employs 180+ engineers and technicians with over 4,000 combined years of aero engine (military and commercial), industrial, and space turbomachinery experience.

US Persons Only with the ability to obtain a security clearance.


This position requires 8+ years of experience in systems engineering related to turbomachinery for gas turbine engines, control systems, vehicle integration and development rigs as well as a demonstrated background in systems engineering, requirements management, product certification or qualification programs, systems integration, and supplier interaction / management. Experience with systems integration for gas turbine engines, engineering tools and processes, and aircraft systems. Prefer direct experience in turbomachinery production environment with responsibility for estimating and achieving FAA and customer requirements during development, qualification, and production. US Citizenship required for obtaining security clearance.


  • Applies advanced electronic control systems, designs, and assists in the manufacture of consumer products and in the development of new electro-mechanical concepts for new product lines.
  • Responsible for assembling components, preparing test plans, and supporting testing and validation of products.
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead).
  • Other job duties as assigned.
    • Demonstrated systems engineering approach to manage production or development programs.
    • Ability to capture requirements from customers and stakeholders and effectively estimate, communicate, and track integrated product team progress.
    • Broad understanding of industry standards and practices (including DO-178, DO-254).
    • Ability to collaborate with program managers, customers, and team members to assist in developing products that meet requirements.
    • Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the assigned duties, including computer skills.
    • Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by company and government requirements.
    • Communicate and interact effectively with peers, supervisors, and public, including maintaining respect for others, and following company policies.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


      Required BS in Engineering

      Desired MS or above with a Systems Engineering focus

      Requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience

      US Persons Only

      This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. Will require proof of status prior to employment.


      Office/open cubicle environment.

      Ability to sit for long periods of time.

      Ability to perform repetitive motion with wrists/hands (keyboarding, mouse, phones).

Keywords: Kratos Defense, Jupiter , Mechanical Systems Engineer, Other , Jupiter, Florida

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