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Materials & Processes Engineer, Welding

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

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 Materials & Processes Engineer, Welding 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.


  • Support production operations on full scale welded assemblies, providing direction to manufacturing engineers and welders on correct techniques in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Advise, guide, and provide consultation on Axiom Space welding requirements for a variety of welding processes, including materials selection, process control, and weld qualification.
  • Support of welding-related Material & Processes group activities including written documentation, drawings review, review of vendor documentation, vendor onsite inspections, materials assessments, flight certifications, and related duties.
  • Review of design, engineering drawings, and project documentation to ensure that welding requirements are met.
  • Other duties as required.

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 Welding Engineering or related technical discipline and 8-9 years of experience or
  • MS in Welding Engineering or related technical discipline and 6-7 years of experience or
  • PhD PhD in Welding Engineering or related technical discipline and 2-3 years of experience in welding engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrable mastery of welding engineering, commensurate with experience level
  • Experience working to AWS welding specifications, codes, and standards
  • Tooling design experience for welded assemblies to reduce part distortion and improve part consistency
  • Fundamental knowledge of welding processes across a variety of material systems, including knowledge of: base material and welding material selection; cutting, polishing, and etching weld test samples; tooling and fixturing designs required for weld operation
  • Experience with multiple welding processes in the following: gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), friction stir welding (FSW), resistance welding, orbital tube welding, electron beam welding (EBW), and laser beam welding (LBW)
  • Experience developing weld processes and parameters including: welding qualification test campaigns, welding procedure specifications, procedure qualification records, mechanical testing, and NDE
  • Self-motivated with meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical ability, organizational skills, and command of oral and written communication


  • Experience working to NASA standards in human-rated spaceflight hardware
  • Experience supporting design and manufacturing teams in an aerospace environment
  • Experience working with Ni-based Alloys, Cu-based Alloys, and/or other aerospace materials
  • Experience in hardware manufacturing processes such as castings, forgings, additively manufactured components, machining, leak testing, and final acceptance testing of integrated hardware
  • Experience with root cause analysis and corrective actions including, but not limited to, optical and SEM fractography/metallography, hardness, chemical analysis, and mechanical testing

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 skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • 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.