Aerospace Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: 373324731-2
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2021
  • Employer: MEI Technologies, Inc.
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

For more than 30 years, Aegis Aerospace, a woman-owned space and technology company, has been helping the Department of Defense and NASA achieve their missions to defend the security of our country, to reach for new heights and to discover the unknown for the benefit of humanity. We employ some of the brightest, most experienced engineering and technology experts in the U.S., and we truly believe they are our most valued resource. At Aegis Aerospace, you'll have the opportunity to work on unique and challenging projects that truly make an impact on the world.

Aegis Aerospace is currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team in Houston.


We own and operate MISSE, a unique commercial, external testing facility permanently installed on the International Space Station (ISS), and we're designing and building lunar payloads to extend our Space Testing as a Service (STaaS) business model to the moon. We're looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join the design team to work on designing our lunar payloads and MISSE integration hardware. The successful candidate will be an experienced product development engineer responsible for designing and detailing mechanisms, structures, and electronic packaging using SolidWorks.

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for creating mechanical, structural, and packaging designs for new products and concepts. Key responsibilities include:

Generate design models and concepts using SolidWorks

Generate detailed designs and manufacturing drawings, including selecting appropriate materials and fasteners, cable routing, etc.

Ensure that the designs meet all technical requirements and are manufacturable and assemble-able

Work with customers to understand their needs

Work closely with the other members of our engineering design, integration, and operations team. Check and/or review other engineers' and designers' work

Work closely with the electrical design team to package printed circuit boards, connectors, wiring harnesses, sensors, and other non-mechanical design elements

Hands-on work assembling and testing new designs and products

Perform stress analysis as needed

Present designs at internal and external design reviews

Other duties as assigned

Travel frequency is minimal. Evening and weekend work may sometimes be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university or college

At least seven years of design engineering experience in new product development for harsh environments, including some experience with spaceflight equipment and electromechanical systems

Strong design and analysis skills, with a general knowledge of manufacturing, assembly, and test techniques

Highly proficient in SolidWorks

Competent and comfortable performing basic stress calculations. Competence with SolidWorks Simulator and Thermal Desktop a plus

Organized, with strong time management skills and good judgement

Highly dependable, self-motivated, and accountable. Able work well as part of a team but also with a high degree of autonomy

Enjoys working in a dynamic environment involving support to numerous customers, on-orbit operations, manufacturing, and testing

Successful completion of a US Government background check is required

Come join our team as we become a leading, large, world-class company providing high quality innovative technical solutions to our diverse portfolio of clients!

Aegis Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran employer.