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Revolutionizing access to space

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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You will help change the landscape of the small-sat industry, be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment, changing the fundamental fabric of how humanity puts things into space. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for design and analysis of a variety of critical hardware to bring projects and sub-systems from concept to reality. This is a full-time position located at our new Long Beach, CA facility.

Your Mission:

  • Design and analysis of critical hardware for our accelerator and launch vehicle
  • Manage the design of hardware, the acquisition of required materials, and the instruction of assembly and testing in a fast-paced environment where the implementation of other systems is dependent on the completion of your tasks
  • Use CAD, FEA, programming environments, and spreadsheets to design a variety of system critical hardware
  • Anticipate needs, identify problems, think creatively, and rapidly produce reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet the ever growing and changing needs of SpinLaunch’s research and development efforts

You Have:

  • Experience is the design and development of large high-speed mechanisms and mechanical systems (valves, gates, doors, etc.); equipment systems and cooling/oil skids; large articulating tooling/ground support equipment; or heavy lifting and engineered transport.
  • 5+ years professional design/development experience in the aerospace/ high tech industries
  • Proficiency in CAD (SolidWorks, Inventor, CATIA, NX, etc.)
  • Proficiency in FEA (ANSYS, NASTRAN, etc.) as well as programming experience (MATLAB or similar)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering or in “STEM” related majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Strongly Desirable:

  • 7+ years professional design/development experience in the aerospace/ high tech industries and/or advanced degree(s) in engineering or technology
  • Heavy hands-on experience building prototype systems (e.g. proof of concept prototypes, flight hardware, technology demonstrators, etc.)
  • Ability to perform trade studies from "first principles" and basic engineering fundamentals to drive a design from inception forward
  • Solid understanding and experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) per ASMY Y14.5, manufacturing technologies & methods, and experience working with in-house and outside vendors

ITAR Requirements

SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15). More information on ITAR can be found here.

SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

SpinLaunch at a glance

Revolutionizing access to space

SpinLaunch focuses on Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Space Travel. Their company has offices in Los Angeles. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at http://spinlaunch.com/