Softgoods Production Engineer
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Apply knowledge of mechanical engineering and scientific principles to develop, design, analyze, test, and validate solutions for complex softgoods (textile) structural systems and parts
- Design softgoods structures and products based on set of given and derived requirements
- Perform related analysis (simple FEA) and classical hand calculations to determine if design meets functional / performance specifications and optimization of design
- Modify designs based upon manufacturing capabilities, cost and schedule
- Work with softgoods and mechanical structural analysis to verify loads and stresses before fabrication
- Hold internal design reviews and presentations among upper management and peers
- Prepare manufacturing drawings to ANSI Y14.5M standards using GD&T for manufacturability and repeatability
- Must possess complete understanding of textile material properties (Vectran, Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Beta Cloth, Kevlar and Mylar) and their application is space environments
- Applicant must have minimum five years working experience in industrial design, aerospace and spacecraft design, inflatable aircraft design, high altitude spacecraft design, engineering or product development
- BS in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field
- Proficient in SolidWorks and operational knowledge in rapid prototyping machines
- Must have excellent multi-tasking skills, be a self starter, have the ability to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines consistently
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.