Environmental Control and Life Support System Senior Mechanical Engineer

space station
life support system

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Axiom Station Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Senior Mechanical Engineer who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic ECLSS Engineer who will primarily be responsible for aiding Axiom’s Space Station Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Team with designing spacecraft ECLSS systems for the commercial Axiom Space Station. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, passionate about space, and excels at problem solving. The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills.

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for or medical or religious accommodation is necessary


  • Work on a collaborative team developing Axiom Station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System
  • Apply systems engineering principles to enable ECLSS team success, including the following:

o     Requirements definition and management

o     Interface control and management

o     Verification planning, coordination, implementation, and close-out

o     Life cycle review coordination and support

o     Trade study implementation and management

  • Responsible for design, development, and build of ECLSS components per Axiom Station requirements
  • Bill of materials preparation and component management
  • Creating component specifications and drawings
  • Schematic and diagram generation
  • Plan and perform testing of ECLSS components and integrated assemblies
  • Perform analysis of test results and communicate path forward to team members
  • Generate test plans, procedures, and reports

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field required
  • 5+ years’ experience in life support engineering, or similar role preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Significant experience with mechanical design and analysis including component sizing and selection
  • Hands on experience building, testing and/or assembling hardware
  • Preferred experience:
    • GD&T experience and knowledge
    • CAD design and navigation
    • Programming for test and analysis
    • Fluids and thermodynamics experience
    • Full cycle engineering design process
    • NASA Flight Hardware development experience


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Axiom Space
United States, Houston, Texas
Posted 2 months ago
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