Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is an emerging leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services. Guided by the fundamental conviction that human spaceflight answers a timeless calling to explore, innovate, cooperate, and progress, Axiom strives to make living and working in space commonplace by providing unprecedented access today to the International Space Station while building its successor: the world’s first international commercial space station.

SUMMARY: The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems as well as perform engineering design evaluations.

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


• Support our NASA/Aerospace customers on various low-earth orbit, deep space, and planetary space missions, including but not limited to International Space Station, Gateway and Artemis programs

• Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop design solutions

• Design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems

• Perform engineering design evaluations

• Produce engineering drawings

• Perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis including thermal effects

• Perform functional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses

• Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint

• Produce other required design documentation

• Perform other duties as required

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

• Bachelor's degree in engineering or mechanical design from an accredited school, MS degree preferred

• 20+ years of directly related experience

• Experience in producing drawings conforming to ASME Y14.5, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis including thermal effects, and to support design with standard hand calculations for fit, function, and structural strength

• Experience using solid modeling CAD software


• Exceptional strategic, creative, interpersonal skills

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

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.