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Engineer, On-Orbit Maintenance & Repair Senior

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 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 On-Orbit Maintenance & Repair Engineer, Senior 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.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Logistics & Maintenance Engineer, Senior who will primarily be responsible for establishing and implementing maintenance and repair concepts and requirements for the Axiom Space Station systems throughout its operational lifecycle. This position reports to On-Orbit System Maintenance and Operations Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.

This position has multiple job openings (and may be filled at multiple levels).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Integrate with Axiom Space Station subsystem engineering design teams to identify orbital replaceable unit (ORU) candidates (maintainable components) for all systems on Axiom Station
  • Provide engineering support for on-orbit maintenance operations
  • Conduct hardware design analysis to identify potential design modifications/upgrades to improve reliability and maintainability
  • Develop on-orbit preventive, corrective, and contingency maintenance plans for Axiom Station ORUs; Coordinate maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Perform ORU and system-level availability assessments for Axiom Station hardware to predict system downtime and operational impacts; develop on-orbit and ground sparing posture to minimize system downtime
  • Perform regular assessments to sustain on-orbit and ground sparing posture; Coordinate spare ORU and support equipment procurement and flight manifesting with Ground Logistics and Mission Operations teams
  • Present logistics and maintenance analysis, planning, impacts, and recommendations to Axiom engineering and leadership teams
  • Conduct level of repair and maintenance task analyses to evaluate impacts on crew time, on-orbit stowage, and cargo vehicle stowage limitations
  • Develop ground repair and re-qualification requirements for returned ORUs
  • 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 electrical preferred) is required
  • 6+ years’ of direct experience in maintenance planning and execution
  • Background in aerospace system hardware and functional operation is highly desired, preferably in the human spaceflight industry

Essential Functions

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

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).
  • Standard office equipment (PC, 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.