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ECLSS Mechanical Test Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Quality Assurance
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 12, 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 ECLSS Mechanical 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.

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


  • Lead design efforts for new ground test systems of space station environmental control and life support hardware.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with existing test systems to facilitate rapid iterative testing.
  • Work hands-on to get test systems functional and eliminate barriers to testing.
  • Conduct and assist with test planning, risk assessments, safety and test readiness reviews.
  • Support the use of various testing, analysis, modeling and simulation tools to estimate or calculate system performance.
  • Lead and support generation of post test data reviews and test report documentation.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with technicians to build high quality and functional test systems.
  • 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

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related field
  • Required: 1-3 years’ experience in test engineering or a similar role, or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Required: Hands on experience building, testing and/or assembling space flight hardware.
  • Required: Experience with mechanical component and instrumentation selection for test systems.
  • Required: Familiar with electrical integration of analog and digital components with data acquisition systems (cRIO, cDAQ, Labview).
  • Preferred: Experience with pressure system test stands and complex fluid systems, especially common industry fittings (ORB, JIC, AN, Swag, NPT, etc.).
  • Preferred: Experience troubleshooting real-time and finding solutions to mechanical and electrical problems
  • Preferred: Experience with LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, or other data acquisition and data reduction software(s).
  • Preferred: Experience with hazard gasses in laboratory and test environments (oxygen, methane, carbon dioxide, etc.).
  • Preferred: Experience working with mechanical and electrical technicians
  • Preferred: Experience working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

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

  • 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.