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MAXAR Technologies is seeking an outstanding Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work in the Space Robotics division.ย  In this role, you will design, assemble and/or test space and terrestrial robotic systems for customers such as DARPA, JPL, and NASA.ย  At MAXAR Space Robotics, we build advanced robotic systems for spaceflight operations and planetary exploration.ย  In addition, MAXAR provides innovative spaceflight hardware for satellite systems and the technology that enables on-orbit servicing, refueling, and assembly of spacecraft. If you are the outstanding candidate that meets the job requirements below, we want to talk to you!


  • The design of highly technical precision spaceflight mechanisms from conceptualization to delivery

  • Collaborate with and lead/mentor other junior engineers on a project team

  • As needed, create qualification and/or development test programs to validate new technology or new and novel mechanism designs.

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and agree on program technical requirements.ย  Present designs to internal and external stakeholders in PDR/CDR level reviews, as well as ongoing technical discussions.

  • Create designs in CAD software from first principles, create and manage the release of detailed engineering drawings, and assembly and test documentation.

  • Work closely with other functional groups during drawing release and manufacture, including manufacturing engineering, procurement, and assembly technicians.

  • Responsible for providing disposition for non-conformances created throughout the course of manufacturing and assembly

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelorโ€™s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Spacecraft Engineering or relevant degree in a physical or applied science.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience designing and delivering precision mechanisms in a fast-paced environment

  • Significant experience using an industry standard CAD package, such as NX, SolidWorks, or Creo

  • Experienced in creating engineering drawings meeting ASME Y14.5 and ASME Y14.100 drawing requirements, including GD&T

  • Outstanding technical communication skills

Desired Experience and Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience designing and delivering spaceflight hardware

  • Experience using Python, MATLAB, or Labview for data analysis, collection, and instrumentation of test setups for testing and characterizing electro/mechanical systems

  • Curious mindset, comfortable in an environment working with others passionate about spaceflight

  • Familiarity with precision mechanical systems, and design of mechanisms for harsh environments.

  • Masterโ€™s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Spacecraft Engineering

  • Proven experience as a project technical leader or project engineer for spaceflight hardware

  • Able to operate effectively as the sole point of contact and stakeholder for all technical program-related duties

  • Well-versed in principles of mechanisms designed for space, including stress analysis, lubricants, materials, V&V, assembly, and test techniques

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a proven track record of executing projects from concept to delivery

Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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United States, Pasadena, CA
Posted 2 months ago
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