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AI&T Project Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering, Data Science
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Assembly, Integration, & Test (AI&T) Project Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuous curiosity, and a drive to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads and/or facilitates all phases of an AI&T project – research, design, procurement, production sequencing, and production of spacecraft components.
  • Works closely with space craft designers to ensure hardware is assembled, integrated, tested, and ready for space flight.
  • Develops, tracks, and manages project forecast, scope, risks, and schedule for all projects assigned.
  • Responsible for internal collaboration, review, and integration of project development with all stakeholders.
  • Review plans, inspects fabrications, conducts investigations, and provides recommendations as necessary to assure compliance with aerospace established requirements, regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Facilitates and/or coordinates all meetings with project teams – design/test teams, contractors, legal counsel, procurement, quality, safety, etc.
  • Tracks, updates and provide recommendations for change orders.
  • Monitors/reports/makes recommendations for ongoing development projects.
  • Identification, management and communication of project and program-related risks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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 (mechanical, aerospace, or systems engineering preferred).
  • Master’s degree in STEM, a plus.
  • 10+ years’ experience leading mid/large-scale engineering or production projects; leading aerospace projects, a plus.
  • Must show a proficiency in technical writing through previous experience in producing testing plans, final reports, process instructions, or other equivalent activities.
  • Experience with SolidWorks 3D modeling software, a plus.
  • Experience and interest in problem solving, improving processes, and developing production sequencing.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher, a plus.
  • Experience delivering projects using Agile/Scrum methodologies, preferred.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a plus.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Initially, an office environment, but will evolve to working in a spacecraft production facility.

Requirements

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (Laptop, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • 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.