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Materials & Processes Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, December 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 Staff Materials & Processes 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.


  • Advise, guide, and provide consultation on applicable Materials & Processes program requirements for intravehicular (IVA) and extravehicular (EVA) environments.
  • Perform materials selection, assessment, and certification of custom and off-the-shelf commercial spaceflight hardware, including flammability, toxicity, vacuum outgassing, corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking.
  • Define testing and certification requirements and evaluate test results for compliance with requirements at the project level.
  • Provide expertise and review of project documentation and drawings for space flight hardware to verify that requirements are met.
  • Review vendor documentation to ensure processes and procedures (e.g., qualification, specification, control, training, testing, acceptance, etc.) meet M&P requirements.
  • Knowledge of metallic and nonmetallic materials specifications, properties, and testing.
  • Preparation and delivery of technical reports during participation in project milestone reviews.
  • Write M&P documentation as needed, including certifications, process specifications, test plans, etc.
  • Daily tasks include interfacing with internal and external customers at all levels and working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Participation in a collaborative learning environment.
  • 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

  • BS in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related technical discipline required and 10-13 years of experience or
  • MS in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related technical discipline required and 8-11 years of experience or
  • PhD in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related technical discipline required and 4-7 years of experience in materials and processes engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of NASA standards and material data requirements for spaceflight hardware
  • Knowledge of metallic and nonmetallic materials specifications, properties, and testing.
  • Demonstrable mastery/success of materials and process engineering, commensurate with experience

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

  • 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 (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent presentation of technical information
  • Participation in a collaborative learning environment
  • 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.