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Test Engineer, Fluid Systems

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Quality Assurance
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 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 Test Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Plan and implement the spacecraft module-level test & verification approach with a concentration on space fluid systems.
  • Work with subsystem teams to ensure inclusion of testability features for module-level tests; recommend design changes to improve testability & verifiability
  • Create test plans and procedures for integration tests between the subsystems
  • Work with the test teams to perform integration test procedures, beginning with early development level tests and refining through qualification and acceptance tests
  • Provide test & verification expertise, including knowledge of specialty test methods such as rocket motor testing, tank testing, proof pressure testing, leak testing, oxygen compatibility testing, and/or test instrumentation
  • Work with NASA International Space Station Program engineers to integrate test & verification activities for fluid systems
  • Review and contribute to supplier test & verification plans
  • Collaborate with system and subsystem engineers, program office personnel, and customers for test & verification planning, scheduling, and execution
  • Support the identification, design, development, and procurement activities for Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Test Support Equipment
  • Prepare technical documentation and presentations for peers, management, and external customers and partners, including test readiness reviews
  • 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 (aerospace, mechanical, or related discipline)
  • A minimum of 5 to 10 years’ of direct experience in engineering test & verification focused activities or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • A background in space systems test & verification engineering is desired, including an understanding of space vehicle design, space system architecture development, ground systems support, payloads, and space missions and operations development
  • Detailed knowledge of spaceflight subsystems and functions is desired, preferably human spaceflight related experience.
  • Desired familiarization with the structural and thermal analysis process in development of hardware
  • Experience designing and/or testing flight hardware
  • Experience with hazardous high pressure system design, construction, and/or maintenance
  • Experience with the use of test and measurement equipment for testing and troubleshooting

Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • 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

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • 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.