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Join the Future of Defense at Firehawk Aerospace

Are you ready to be part of something groundbreaking? At Firehawk Aerospace, we’re not just another defense company; we are the next great American defense innovator. We’re looking for talented individuals who share our passion for pushing boundaries, solving complex challenges, and ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Types of Minds We're Looking For

Creative Problem Solver

Firehawk has always operated under the mindset that the best idea wins – and we always will. So we’re looking for ambitious employees who aren’t afraid to challenge convention and bring something new to the world of rocket propulsion.

Dedication to Quality

There are no shortcuts in rocket tech – and we don’t believe in cutting corners at Firehawk. We’re here to provide the best propulsion product to the defense and aerospace industries. So we need employees who make no compromises in the quality of their work.

Relentless Curiosity

Immerse yourself with innovators and self-starters. Firehawk wants talented individuals with a natural tendency to identify and implement solutions, no matter what challenges lie in the way.

Our mission: To redefine the future of aerospace and defense

Why Firehawk Aerospace

Innovation at its Core

We are committed to advancing technology and driving innovation in the defense industry. Our cutting-edge solutions are at the forefront of aerospace and defense, offering exciting opportunities for professional growth.

Pioneering Spirit

Firehawk Aerospace is not afraid to take on the toughest challenges. Our team is made up of industry leaders, experts, and visionaries who are unafraid to tackle the unknown, fostering an environment of continuous learning and exploration.

National Impact

Join a company that directly contributes to the security and protection of the United States. Your work at Firehawk Aerospace will have a real and meaningful impact on the nation's defense capabilities.

Collaborative Environment

We foster a collaborative and inclusive culture where diverse perspectives are not only welcomed but celebrated. We believe that the best solutions come from a variety of voices and backgrounds.

Career Growth

Your career is important to us. At Firehawk Aerospace, we invest in your professional development, providing opportunities for skill enhancement and career progression.

Passion and Purpose

Our team is driven by a common purpose - ensuring that the American military has the most advanced and reliable technology at its disposal. Join us in making a difference that matters.

Available Positions

Firehawk Aerospace is a propulsion-focused aerospace and defense company based in the Dallas, TX area.  Firehawk is seeking a propulsion technician, whose primary responsibilities would include taking part in test operations, general fabrication, and troubleshooting of components.

Responsibilities

  • Assemble, install, and test flight hardware.
  • Hands on operations with both large and small fragile assemblies.
  • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers.
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Fabrication, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of fluid system panels and tubing
  • Take part in hazardous testing operations
  • Perform system level troubleshooting and maintenance of test stand equipment and hardware
  • Ensure that all engine test stand related equipment and services are performed safe and timely manner
  • Disassemble and precision cleaning of valves, regulators, and other components
  • Frequent on-site work at West Texas Test Sites

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years experience with hands on work in the aerospace or related field
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery
  • Basic understanding of the operation of sensor types used to measure temperature, pressure, flow, and displacement
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures and well document work performed
  • Strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced R&D environment
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience with hands on work in the aerospace or related field
  • FAA Airframe and PowerPlant license.
  • Active or Previous Security Clearance

ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, standing for extended amounts of time, climbing, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Security Clearance:

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.  Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Firehawk Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firehawk Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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Safety Engineer (Aerospace)

Firehawk Aerospace is looking for a dedicated and experienced Safety Engineer to support our mission of creating cutting-edge defense solutions while prioritizing safety and environmental responsibility. The Safety Engineer will play a crucial role in ensuring that Firehawk Aerospace maintains the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental protection throughout its operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Safety Compliance: Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local safety regulations, as well as industry-specific standards and guidelines.
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct thorough risk assessments of workplace environments, processes, and equipment to identify potential hazards and implement effective mitigation strategies.
  • Emergency Response: Develop and implement emergency response plans, including fire, chemical spills, and other potential emergencies. Conduct drills and training to prepare employees.
  • Environmental Management: Manage and oversee environmental compliance, including waste management, air quality, and water quality, to minimize the company's environmental footprint.
  • Health and Safety Policies: Develop and enforce health and safety policies and procedures, ensuring that employees are well-informed and compliant with safety guidelines.
  • Incident Investigation: Investigate incidents, near misses, and accidents, providing comprehensive root cause analysis and recommending corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Safety Training: Coordinate and conduct safety training programs for employees, fostering a culture of safety and environmental responsibility.
  • Regulatory Liaison: Serve as the primary point of contact for regulatory agencies, ensuring that Firehawk Aerospace maintains a positive relationship with relevant authorities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously assess and enhance EHS programs, incorporating industry best practices and emerging technologies to ensure the highest level of safety and environmental protection.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant EHS experience in a manufacturing, aerospace,or defense industry setting.
  • Professional certifications (e.g., CSP, CIH, CHMM) are preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS regulations and standards.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and lead by example.
  • Familiarity with emergency response and incident investigation procedures.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific safety standards is a plus.

Highly Desired:

  • Comprehensive understanding of OSHA-1910
  • Previous industry experience with OSHA-3912-03
  • Previous industry experience with NFPA-484

If you are a dedicated EHS professional who is passionate about ensuring the safety of our workforce, protecting the environment, and driving continuous improvement, Firehawk Aerospace welcomes your application.

ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds; may require minimal walking, standing for extended amounts of time, climbing, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Security Clearance:

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Firehawk Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firehawk Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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Position Overview:

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Machinist I to join our growing team. As a Machinist I at Firehawk Aerospace, you will play a vital role in the production and precision machining of critical components for our rocket engines. Your expertise will directly contribute to our mission of delivering cutting-edge technology to enhance national defense and the future of space exploration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Machining: Operate and set up conventional and CNC machining equipment, such as lathes, mills, grinders, and other precision machines, to produce rocket engine components.
  • Blueprint Interpretation: Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and CAD models to ensure the accurate machining of components.
  • Tool Selection: Select appropriate tools, materials, and cutting speeds for each machining operation, considering the unique requirements of aerospace components.
  • Quality Control: Perform in-process and final inspections to verify the quality and dimensional accuracy of machined parts, making necessary adjustments to maintain precision.
  • Safety: Adhere to and promote all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on machining equipment and tools to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of machining processes, including setup, tooling, and inspection data.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Technical training or certification in machining is preferred.
  • Experience: Proven experience as a Machinist with at least 5 years in the profession. At least 10 years of experience in the aerospace or a related industry is preferred.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in programming, setting up and operation of CNC Lathes and Mills.
    • Proficiency in setting up and operating conventional lathes and mills.
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and GD&T, engineering specifications, and written and verbal instructions.
    • Working knowledge of shop mathematics and trigonometry.
    • Familiarity with part inspection and associated metrology tools and processes. Experience with CMM programming and operation is a huge plus.
  • Tool Knowledge: Familiarity with a variety of machining tools and equipment.
  • Precision: A strong commitment to precision and quality in machining operations.
  • Safety Conscious: Demonstrated commitment to safety practices and protocols.
  • Team Player: Excellent teamwork and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Exciting and challenging projects at the forefront of aerospace technology
  • A collaborative and innovative work environment

Join Firehawk Aerospace and be part of a team that is shaping the future of national defense and space exploration through cutting-edge engineering. If you are a passionate and experienced machinist looking to make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply.

ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Machinists work in dynamic environments where precision and physical capability are essential. They are required to have the following physical abilities and adapt to various work conditions. Machinists must be mobile to operate machinery in a workshop or manufacturing setting. This includes using standard machine tools, equipment, and computer-controlled systems. The role may entail occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds. This physical capability is necessary for handling materials and machine components. Machinists often stand for extended periods while operating machines. They may also need to walk, crouch, climb, and bend to access machinery and materials. Good vision is required to read technical drawings, inspect workpieces, and operate machinery effectively. Clear hearing and speech are essential for effective communication with colleagues and supervisors in person and over the telephone. Machinists may need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coats to safeguard against potential hazards in the workshop. Flexibility in work schedules may be required. While travel is not a primary aspect of the job, there may be occasional requirements to travel for training or specific work assignments, possibly by air or automobile.

Security Clearance:

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Firehawk Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firehawk Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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Position Overview:

We are looking for a skilled and motivated Instrumentation Engineer II/III to join our team at Firehawk Aerospace. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the quality and safety of our aerospace systems by developing and testing ground and flight electronic systems. As an Instrumentation Engineer II/II, you will contribute to the development of our cutting-edge defense solutions, helping us maintain the highest standards of precision and reliability.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Electrical System Design: Identify, develop, and complete electrical system designs for ground support equipment and flight vehicles.
  • Instrumentation Selection: Determine the appropriate sensors, wiring, and associated hardware based on engineering judgement and requirements for the given project.
  • Troubleshooting: Identify root cause of system faults and implement corrective actions.
  • Testing and Analysis:Conduct thorough testing, data acquisition, and analysis of electrical systems, static hot fires, and flight tests.
  • Quality Assurance:Collaborate with fellow engineers and staff to uphold the highest quality standards for aerospace systems and equipment.
  • Documentation:Maintain detailed records of design, testing, and analysis, creating and updating documentation as needed.
  • Collaboration:Work closely with cross-functional teams, including design, fluids, production, and test engineering, to support the overall product development process.
  • Continuous Improvement:Identify opportunities for process improvement and contribute to the development of new procedures, products, and systems.
  • Compliance:Ensure that all instrumentation activities meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience instrumentation engineering, or related field, with a focus on rapid research and development.
  • Strong knowledge of aerospace instrumentation and measurement techniques.
  • Familiarity with industry standards, such as MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, and AS9100.
  • Proficiency in using calibration equipment and software.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


Why Join Firehawk Aerospace:

At Firehawk Aerospace, you'll have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge defense projects, shape the future of aerospace technology, and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to national security and innovation. We offer a competitive compensation package, professional development opportunities, and a collaborative work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

Join us in our mission to become the next great American defense company and contribute to the advancement of aerospace technology.

If you are a motivated Instrumentation Engineer with a passion for harness inspection and calibration, we encourage you to apply to be part of the Firehawk Aerospace team.


ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, standing for extended amounts of time, climbing, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Security Clearance:

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.  Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Firehawk Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firehawk Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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About the job


About Firehawk Aerospace:
Firehawk is a cutting-edge propulsion company dedicated to enhancing national security through innovative solutions at the intersection of additive manufacturing and rocket science. As pioneers in the field, we are not merely a defense company; we represent the next era of American defense innovation. If you are passionate about pushing boundaries, solving complex challenges, and ensuring the safety and security of our nation, Firehawk Aerospace is the place for you.

Job Description: We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Human Resources to join our innovative team at Firehawk Aerospace, a Series B defense technology startup revolutionizing propulsion technology for aerospace and defense applications. The Director of HR will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our human resources strategy, fostering a high-performance culture, and supporting our rapid growth. This is a key position where you will have a direct impact on the growth and development of our employees, while driving our operational goals and objectives forward.

As Director of HR, you will work closely with our internal leadership team, developing and implementing best practices, HR strategies, effective policies, and new program initiatives that align with Firehawk’s overall vision. You will ensure efficient operations across various departments, enhancing our ability to innovate and deliver cutting-edge propulsion solutions critical to national security.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about their work and thrive in a technical environment that demands flexibility, leadership, problem-solving skills, and strategic thinking. If you are ready to make a significant impact and be part of a team that is pushing the boundaries of aerospace technology while contributing to national security, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior management to align HR and operational strategies with overall business goals
  • Coordinate with team leads to streamline processes and improve cross-functional collaboration
  • Manage the talent acquisition process to ensure the right people are hired at the right time
  • Lead the development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
  • Oversee and manage HR functions including onboarding, compensation, benefits, training, and development
  • Manage employee relations issues, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievances
  • Partner with leadership to foster a positive and inclusive company culture
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
  • Monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics, and procedures across the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in human resources management and operations, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen. Ability to understand and operationalize complex personnel needs and objectives.
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, and regulations.
  • Professional HR certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR).
  • Experience at a growth stage technology company
  • Proven experience in a high-growth startup environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to execute strategies effectively.

At this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you’re reading. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways - not just candidates who check all the boxes.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Firehawk Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firehawk Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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Apply Today and Be a Part of the Firehawk Aerospace Legacy

If you're ready to be part of a company that's redefining the future of American defense, Firehawk Aerospace is the place for you. Join us in shaping the future, challenging the status quo, and making a lasting impact on the world. Apply now and let your career take off with Firehawk Aerospace, the next great American defense company.

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