Softgoods Design Engineer
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Work as a member of an integrated, interdisciplinary product team to develop solutions for various projects and applications
- Apply knowledge of mechanical engineering and scientific principles to develop, design, analyze, test, and validate solutions for complex soft goods (textile) structural systems and parts
- Design soft goods structures and products based on set of given and derived requirements
- Oversee fabrication/testing of concept designs and assist with development of test protocols
- Perform related analysis (simple FEA) and classical hand calculations to determine if design meets functional / performance specifications and optimization of design
- Work with soft goods and mechanical structural analysis to verify loads and stresses before fabrication
- Hold internal design reviews and presentations among upper management and peers
- Responsible for completing Project Summaries, Action Items, Test Requirements, Release Orders, Change Orders, 3-D Models, and Part Drawings
- Prepare manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5M standards using GD&T for manufacturability and repeatability
- Troubleshoot manufacturing and assembly issues while working with technicians and production teams
- Applicant must have minimum 3 - 5 years working experience in industrial design, aerospace and spacecraft design, inflatable aircraft design, high altitude spacecraft design, engineering or product development
- Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, engineering or aerospace
- Proficient in SolidWorks and operational knowledge in rapid prototyping machines
- Excellent problem solving skills
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.
Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999. Our headquarters are located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our mission is to provide affordable destinations serving many diverse uses and customers, whether those destinations are located in low Earth orbit, deep space or on a foreign body.
In 2006 and 2007, we successfully launched and deployed Genesis I and II. On April 8, 2016 we launched the BEAM, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, on contract with NASA to the International Space Station. The BEAM is a technology demonstrator to promote the viability of expandable habitat technology.