ABL’s Component & Mechanism Engineers are critical to each action taken by the launch vehicle during flight.
Nearly every command given by the computer on the way up results in a fluid component, mechanism, actuator or valve that they have developed contributing to the mission. Great Component & Mechanism Engineers know well ahead of launch that their design is going to function without fail, having spent many hours designing, developing and manufacturing a robust part that enables the reliable system.
Perform and lead design, development and qualification of aerospace fluid components and mechanisms
Develop, analyze and review data to validate and verify the component/mechanism design meets specifications and design requirements
During ABL’s early phases, the Component & Mechanism engineer will be responsible for a broad scope, initial high level areas of responsibility may include:
Establish the path for components and mechanisms at ABL
Critical vendor/supplier development
Work closely with systems engineer to develop and trade component capability while meeting size and weight targets
Partner with the Avionics team to pass requirements while co-developing multiple components
As ABL matures and system development is well underway, the Components & Mechanisms engineer will have an opportunity to build out a team and lead a group. That is dependent of course on the interest by the engineer and demonstrated leadership.
B.S.in any engineering discipline from an accredited university
One of the following:
It is not expected that the candidate has all of the below listed skills and experience, but a subset of them is desirable.
Demonstrated ability utilizing CAD design software (e.g. NX, CATIA, CREO/PRO-E)
Demonstrated analysis capability using hand-calcs as well as finite element analysis (e.g. ANSYS, ABAQUS, NASTRAN)
Ability to create simple scripts for use in data analysis and review (e.g. Python)
Experience safely performing pressurized tests
Understanding of material selection and key material properties of typical aerospace/aircraft alloys
Hardware and component design & development
Demonstrated leadership of or within a small project team either in current role or during project based team in school
Beyond technical prowess, ABL focuses on the following candidate characteristics. Tangible examples are the best way to highlight these during the evaluation process.
1. Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes.
2. Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is no roadmap and ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective.
3. End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work.
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.