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Mechanical Engineer, Temperature & Humidity Control

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

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 Mechanical Engineer, Temperature & Humidity Control 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.

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


  • Work on a collaborative team developing Axiom’s Space Station Temperature and Humidity Control Assembly (THCA) for low Earth orbit and beyond, demonstrating our value of leading
  • Collaborate to develop and manage requirements/verifications as it pertains to THCA flight hardware development
  • Select components with appropriate sizing for flow and pressure requirements, as well as material compatibility, demonstrating technical excellence
  • Create models and procedures for validating the designs to satisfy requirements and demonstrate performance
  • Plan and perform testing on THCA components and integrated assemblies
  • Perform trade studies for technology development to develop solutions
  • Analyze component/system performance and make recommendations for improvement, demonstrating our value of together
  • Be responsible for components/assemblies of the flight hardware design
  • Develop knowledge and expertise to serve as a department Subject Matter Expert (SME), including learning new tasks to gain deeper knowledge and insight, demonstrating our value of leading
  • 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 mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience with designing mechanical and/or environmental control components/assemblies
  • Proficiency in CAD and modeling (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience with various manufacturing processes
  • Clear drive to own and be responsible for a set of hardware or aspect of design
  • Prior ownership or responsibility of hardware development (Aerospace preferred)
  • Experience with component/integrated system testing and validation
  • Experience with data analysis and troubleshooting
  • Experience in Environmental Control & Life Support Systems (preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience with psychometrics (preferred)
  • Experience sizing and selected fans and ducting (preferred)
  • Experience sizing and selecting cooling equipment (preferred)
  • Experience with spaceflight hardware design, testing, certification (preferred)

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.
  • Candidates applying for Engineering positions are required to have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. For more information on included programs, please visit Home - ABET

Physical Requirements (For Technicians or others, this may require edits)

  • 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
  • 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.