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Mechanical Design Engineer at Mindlance

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mindlance Alameda, CA Full-Time
Job Description

The Company
Our clients mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Our clients delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after being founded in 2016. By achieving monthly, weekly, then daily launches, we'll create the infrastructure services our customers need in space to build a healthier and more connected planet. If you're excited by a sense of possibility, the chance to innovate, and make a difference here on Earth, we think you should work here too.

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you will help design and build our launch vehicle! As part of the vehicle structures team, youll work on the conceptual, preliminary and detailed design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of our launch vehicle primary and secondary structures (including tanks).
How you'll help us achieve our mission
  • Design, analysis, manufacture and test of structural components and assemblies for our current and future launch vehicles
  • Work with team members to define load conditions and requirements for specific assemblies and components.
  • Generate detailed designs and conduct static, dynamic and modal structural analysis as required, via hand-calcs and/or computational methods.
  • Work closely with team and vendors to ensure components are produced within required specifications.
  • Generate test plans, and coordinate component / assembly testing and documentation to ensure components function as designed.
  • Capture and synthesize structural design approaches and knowledge to improve future designs
  • Identify opportunities to increase structural efficiency and reduce mass and cost
  • Manage and track multiple priorities across vehicle structures team
  • Coordinate with Propulsion, Avionics, Mechanisms, Testing, and Infrastructure team leads
Can you do this job?
  • BS or equivalent experience in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • 10+ years industry experience with design, manufacturing and testing of lightweight structures and mechanisms
  • Hands-on experience in solid modeling / drawing release of structures, actuator mechanisms, fluid / mechanical components, and / or hydraulic systems.
  • Experience in the design of components subject to high-speed aerodynamic loads.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, self-driven entrepreneurial workplace.
  • Classical analysis, finite element analysis, and dynamic analysis methods to size and design aerospace components and assemblies.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing, inspection, and testing processes such as conventional machining, direct metal laser sintering, brazing and welding, heat treating, x-ray, dye penetrant inspection, shock and vibration testing, etc
  • Experience with NX, Femap, and ANSYS
Desired Multipliers
  • MS in Structural design related field
  • Familiarity with composite structures design, analysis (ANSYS), manufacturing and testing
  • Familiarity with lightweight pressurized structures design and development
ITAR Requirements: This position requires compliance with U.S. Government space technology trade restrictions, specifically the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and additional regulations governing satellite, launch vehicle, missile, and other related technologies. All jobs restricted by these regulations will be contingent upon the applicants status as a documented U.S. Person or their ability to receive a trade license from the cognizant government agency; in addition to any required company background checks and in compliance with applicable U.S. and California laws. Similarly, positions requiring the ability to work on government contracts or a security clearance are also contingent upon the applicants ability to receive the appropriate clearance and be allowed to work on U.S. government contracts.

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Our clients, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

San Francisco Applicants: Our clients will consider applicants with arrest and conviction records (criminal histories) in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Recommended Skills

  • Aerospace Materials
  • Ansys
  • Assembly And Installation
  • Avionic
  • Composite Structures
  • Drawing
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