Mechanical Engineer II
Orbit Fab's mission is to create the foundational infrastructure that will fuel a bustling in-space economy, capable of sustaining permanent jobs in space.
Today, satellites cannot be refueled, which severely constrains their mobility and inhibits the development of economic activities in space.
Orbit Fab breaks the single-use paradigm, pioneering our Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure and RAFTI™ technology to deliver propellant in space, enabling lower-cost satellite construction, increased maneuverability, precise control, and extended lifespans. The possibilities are unprecedented, opening the doors to unimagined operational strategies and business models.
Since our establishment in 2018, we have already achieved the successful launch of three tankers to space. With offices in both the US and UK, we are working in close collaboration with partners and customers across the space industry. Orbit Fab is rapidly ramping up capabilities and requires exceptional talent to tackle important challenges. Our roles offer wide ranging opportunities to have a demonstrable impact and enable a bustling in space economy.
Mechanical engineering design including spacecraft, structures, MGSE, actuators and mechanisms
Mechanical system architecture affecting the mission as a whole and the products that will interface with the hardware
Analyses required to satisfy internal requirements for hardware performance, life, and environment
Modeling and design documentation of the mechanical systems using CAD
Support of assembly and test including performance, shock, vibration and space environments
Proactively identify roadblocks to technical progress and take steps to mitigate/avoid
Produce a quality engineering product on time
Give effective presentations to the team and customers
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment
US Person (Citizen or Permanent Resident) for ITAR purposes
BS in Mechanical (or Aerospace) Engineering with 4+ years of experience OR MS with 2+ years of experience
Proficient with computer aided design and analysis tools
Proficient with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Experience developing mechanical structures or mechanism systems for space applications
Shows initiative by demonstrating personal ownership of designs, seeking input from the Systems and cross functional engineers
Can work autonomously, views work with a critical eye, prepares and gives peer reviews of work prior to critical milestones to peers.
Collaborative and team focused
Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, strategic, and statistical skills
An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment
Nice to Haves:
Experience with LabView and MATLAB
Experience with Solidworks CAD software
Experience with analysis software tools, such as Ansys
Have flown flight hardware and followed through on designs from inception to final qualified product
Have experience working with thermal and electrical teams to make better mechanical decisions for product development
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain safety critical code of flight systems in space
Expertise working spacecraft or launch vehicle operations
Familiarity with RPOD Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking flight operations
The estimated salary range for this position is $100,000-120,000
If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.
Location and Benefits
Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits and flexible work hours.
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.
Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.