Spacex Internships – Mechanical Engineer

Website SpaceX

Job Description:

The Starship Avionics Mechanical Integration and Durability team is responsible for designing a Starship avionics system that is optimized for high reliability at a low mass and cost. Our charter is to develop highly producible mechanical designs and packaging solutions that protect our electronics from the harsh mechanical and thermal environments of launch vehicle operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design packaging solutions for electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Thermal, structural, and tolerance analysis for electro-mechanical assemblies using both hand calculations and finite element analysis
  • Participate in initial mechanical design, 3D modeling, creation of production drawings and maintenance of design data
  • Failure analysis of components as it relates to thermal, loads, vibration and shock
  • Interface with machine shops and production teams to ensure final designs can be produced in accordance with overall project goals
  • Own the hardware delivery timeline and success through inception, design, assembly, test, and integration
  • Lead design reviews internally and participate in reviews with suppliers and customers
  • Ensure structural designs are capable of both weight and rate targets using innovative design and manufacturing approaches

Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of thermal and structural FEA studies
  • Exposure to high volume production designs with a focus on design for manufacturability
  • Exposure to designing for high vibration environments
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience with CAD and FEA software packages
  • Proficient and frequent use of hand calculations, finite element analyses (FEA), and computer-aided designs (CAD)
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis and failure modes
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 2+ years of experience with mechanical or electromechanical design and analysis (professional experience, internships, and significant student project experience qualifies)
  • Experience with fatigue and thermal testing of electro-mechanical assemblies

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Weslaco, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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