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Mechanical Engineering Intern

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 2, 2023

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.


We are looking for a Mechanical Engineering Intern to join Orbit Fab for our Summer 2024 Internship Cycle in Lafayette, CO. You will work shoulder-to-shoulder with our team to support challenging projects and solve complex engineering problems to help make a difference in establishing sustainable Space infrastructure to put Gas Stations in Space™!

As a Mechanical Engineering Intern, you will perform design, analysis and testing for some of our space flight hardware.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Use SolidWorks to model components of the mechanical system.

  • Produce engineering design prints to ASME Y14.5 standards.

  • Use SolidWorks and/or ANSYS FEA to optimize structures for minimum mass.

  • Develop and perform verification testing.

About You:

  • You are currently pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in a technical discipline especially in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • You should have built something. We'd love it if that something has flown in space or been used by a customer!

  • You have a demonstrated passion and capacity for hardware/software development, working in fast-paced environments and hands-on design and development from any maturity.

  • You share our appreciation for a diversity of thoughts, backgrounds and experiences, helping us all learn from each other and make smarter decisions.

  • Able to work in-person 40hrs/week for a full-time Co-Op in Colorado Denver-area.

  • Experience using SolidWorks for design and drafting.

  • Experience or interest using SolidWorks Simulation or ANSYS for structural optimization.

  • Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

  • Experience or interest working in a hands-on environment including building and testing hardware.

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, discretionary time off and flexible work hours.


Some job roles may be limited to US Persons (22 CFR 120.62 “U.S. person”).

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.