Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Pasadena, CA 91103

Posted: 09/23/2021 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 82979

Job Description

Our Client is currently seeking an outstanding Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work in the Space Infrastructure division.  In this role, you will design and test space and terrestrial robotic systems for customers such as DARPA, JPL, and NASA.  Here in Pasadena, we build the most advanced robotic systems for spaceflight and planetary exploration applications.  We hold the distinction of being able to claim the design of all robotic arms currently operating on Mars.  In addition, our Client provides innovative spaceflight hardware for satellite systems, the technology for which is designed to allow for on-orbit servicing, refueling, and assembly of spacecraft. 
  • The design of highly technical precision spaceflight mechanisms from conceptualization to delivery
  • Collaborate with and lead/mentor other junior engineers on a project team
  • As needed, create qualification and/or development test programs to validate new technology or new and novel mechanism designs.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and agree on program technical requirements.  Present designs to internal and external stakeholders in PDR/CDR level reviews, as well as ongoing technical discussions.
  • Create designs in CAD software from first principles, create and manage the release of detailed engineering drawings, and assembly and test documentation.
  • Work closely with other functional groups during drawing release and manufacture, including manufacturing engineering, procurement, and assembly technicians.
  • Responsible for providing disposition for non-conformances created throughout the course of manufacturing and assembly

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Spacecraft Engineering or relevant degree in a physical or applied science.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing and delivering precision mechanisms in a fast-paced environment
  • Significant experience using an industry standard CAD package, such as NX, SolidWorks, or Creo
  • Fluent in creating engineering drawings meeting ASME Y14.5 and ASME Y14.100 drawing requirements, including GD&T
  • Outstanding technical communication skills
Amazing to have:
  • Proven experience as a project technical leader or project engineer for spaceflight hardware
  • 10 years of experience designing and delivering spaceflight hardware
  • Experience using Python, MATLAB, or Labview for data analysis, collection, and instrumentation of test setups for testing and characterizing electro/mechanical systems
  • Curious mindset, comfortable in an environment working with others passionate about spaceflight
  • Familiarity with precision mechanical systems, and design of mechanisms for harsh environments.
  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Spacecraft Engineering
  • Able to operate effectively as the sole point of contact and stakeholder for all technical program-related duties
  • Well-versed in principles of mechanisms designed for space, including stress analysis, lubricants, materials, V&V, assembly, and test techniques
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a proven track record of executing projects from concept to delivery

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