Spacex Careers – Mechanical Engineer

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Job Description:

As a Mechanical Engineer on the Crew Starship team, you will design and build spacecraft systems that are critical to the success and safety of future astronauts. Disciplines within this team include primary and secondary structures, mechanisms, and crew-interfacing hardware. Your design solutions will be driven by the all future Crew Starship missions (Lunar, Mars, etc.). This role requires full hardware ownership, from initial design requirements and concepts all the way through design, analysis, prototype, qualification, and integration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead design reviews internally and externally with suppliers and customers (e.g., NASA)
  • Be responsible for project delivery timeline from early design through production, launch, and recovery
  • Negotiate complex trade studies to optimize for cost, schedule, safety, and performance, among other considerations
  • Exemplify technical excellence and be accountable for your work
  • Own the design and development of next generation structures, mechanisms, or interior systems for Crew Starship vehicles
  • Perform hand calculations and FEA to develop, assess, and optimize designs
  • Rapidly iterate on manufacturing processes and development testing in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to ensure hardware integrates with Starship systems and supports necessary mission operations

Job Requirements:

  • Solid understanding and application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Strong ability to use data and analysis to make fast data-driven decisions
  • Ability to perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals to make clear recommendations even with partial information
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis and failure modes of complex mechanical systems
  • Technical knowledge of human spacecraft systems and operations
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to succinctly present recommendations to other engineers, stakeholders, management, and executive staff

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience with structures, mechanisms, or interior design in aerospace or aviation industries
  • 3+ years of professional experience in mechanical design and analysis
  • Leadership experience on an engineering or project team
  • Experienced in NX
  • Experience at a nimble engineering organization or in a highly technical position that required a scrappy, entrepreneurial manner to accomplish tasks with tight time or budget constraints

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Oakland, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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