Bigelow Aerospace | ECLSS - Mechanical Design Engineer

ECLSS - Mechanical Design Engineer

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Prepare manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5M standards using GD&T for manufacturability and repeatability
  • Work with manufacturing teams to build and test rapid prototypes of designs
  • Hold design reviews and presentations among peers to gain design feedback
  • Work with structural analysis engineers to verify loads and stresses before fabrication
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing and assembly issues
  • Contribute to multiple projects involving development of liquid and gas treatment and handling in life support systems for spacecraft
  • Work closely with multiple department teams to accomplish ECLSS design and development goals
  • Solve difficult problems using creative design solutions and a broad range of experience
  • Package systems and components in visually appealing and functional manner to satisfy crew/customer interface requirements
  • Perform related analysis (simple FEA) and classical hand calculations to determine if design meets functional/performance specifications and optimization of design
  • Contributes to document management standardization process
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or equivalent engineering field processes
  • CAD experience and two to five years of engineering experience
  • GT&T Training and proficiency in SolidWorks
  • Comfortable with hands on work, a self-starter with good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in working with custom fabrication of aircraft or other high performance vehicles
  • Experience with liquid pumps, valves and conductivity, pH sensors, wastewater processing design and engineering a plus
  • Additive manufacturing experience
  • Other duties as assigned

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Company Overview
Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Our company’s mission is to provide affordable, human-rated space structures for destinations in low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond to meet the needs of a diverse array of customers.

Since 2006, we have successfully launched and deployed three expandable space structures, to include a human-rated module attached to the International Space Station. Presently, we are working on the research, design, and development of our next generation of human-rated expandable habitats, the B330 spacecraft. We are also currently partnered with NASA to assist with developing commercial and deep space habitation concepts as part of their NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) Habitation Systems program.


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