Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description

This is a rare opportunity to get on the ground floor of a great startup in the space industry, building a new type of spacecraft. This is a W-2, contract role with the following options for candidates:

Part-Time for 3 months, at 20 hours/week -- Fully Remote Option

Full-Time immediately -- Hybrid in Seattle, WA Option

The ideal candidate will create, draft, and design product layouts and schemes using leadership direction. This individual will test products and make adjustments where necessary. Additionally, they will examine broken products and resolve issues for future designs. Additive manufacturing and NX skillsets will be a must to be successful in this role.


  • Design mechanical / structural systems and products based on set given and derived requirements
  • Perform related analysis (simple FEA) and classical hand calculations to optimize design of product
  • Modify designs based on cost and manufacturing capabilities
  • Work with structural analysis to verify capabilities of structure before fabrication
  • Holds design reviews and presentations among peers to gain design feedback
  • Define verification methods such as component, system-level and spacecraft level testing, and participate in that testing
  • Assures system and product quality by confirming fabrication, assembly, and installation processes
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests
  • Prepares manufacturing drawings to ASME Y14.5 standards using GD&T for manufacturability and repeatability
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing and assembly issues
  • Multi-task, be a self starter, work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently
  • Creation and maintenance of a Bill of Materials for one or more projects.
  • Ongoing design reviews/brainstorming sessions with engineers/designers working on projects under your control.

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card)
  • Minimum 3 years mechanical design experience
  • Experience/knowledge in additive manufacturing
  • Experience in aerospace design principles and in coordinating across multiple disciplines to develop design (e.g., Materials, Structures) to ensure compliance with all requirements
  • CAD experience, preferably in Siemens NX

Preferred Skillsets:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Solidworks and NX is a plus
  • Experience with the design of ACS/RCS thrusters a plus
  • Experience with a startup environment and aerospace industry


  • Defense and Space Manufacturing

Employment Type:

  • Part-time if Fully Remote, Full-Time if Hybrid from Seattle, WA office

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