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Launch Vehicle Composites Engineer - AgniKul Cosmos

Date Posted:Jun 20, 2021

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
  • Experience:
    2 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 03, 2021

Job Description

About the job

If you have wondered where the center of gravity of the Penrose Stairs lies, this is for you.

Even better if you have spent more than 100 hours trying to figure out the best composite layup for Space Elevator Tethers.

Preferably, you have also googled: "CFRP vs. GFRP for 3d printing"



  • Lead conceptual design and realization of all composite hardware across the launch vehicle.
  • Conceive initial development hardware, ensuring efficient manufacturability (Can’t “stress” this point enough - pun intended)
  • Manage end-to-end process of producing advanced composites systems and assemblies for various vehicle subsystems and their prototype hardware including test articles.
  • Propose tooling preparation, component lamination, cure preparation, curing, de-moulding, trimming, finishing, bond preparation, adhesive selection and mechanical assembly for various sandwich composite structures
  • Perform, document, and present static, dynamic, modal, thermo-mechanical, fatigue and fracture analyses for all composite structures in the vehicle
  • Propose implementable state-of-the-art analysis techniques and tools
  • Coordinate and perform development and qualification efforts of composite hardware
  • Manage the transition from development to production for flight quality hardware



  • Bachelor’s degree in an structural engineering discipline
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing of sandwich composites & selection of materials for the same
  • Sound working knowledge of carbon composite production processes from tool preparation, lamination and cure preparation to part finishing.
  • Working knowledge of composite assembly methods and procedures
  • 2+ years of professional experience in design and realization of composite structures
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experience in a production environment working with composites preferably in pre-impregnated carbon fibre components and related assemblies.
  • Proven ability to operate with minimal management



  • Master’s degree or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • Working well under pressure and enjoying working to tight deadlines.
  • Enjoying working to the highest standards, with extreme attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of test samples / coupon creation & characterization
  • Experience developing physical tests to validate analysis and evaluate assumptions
  • Familiarity with aerospace standard structural analysis methods
  • Experience designing structure for cryogenic environments
  • Experience with additive manufacturing techniques is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed


What you could take away?

  • Your work will directly impact the company's (and the rocket's) trajectory
  • You will learn rocket science from some of the most senior and respected minds in ISRO
  • You will work on shaping space policy in India
  • You will dirty your hands in a global supply/chain optimization problem

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Company Overview

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

At AgniKul, we design, manufacture, test and launch orbital class rockets for micro and nano satellites. We currently work out of the National Center for Combustion R&D at IIT-Madras. Rocket scientists, engineers, ex-bankers and space lawyers are... Read More

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