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Senior Engineer, Flight Hardware Ground Operations

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering, Operations
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 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 Senior Engineer, Flight Hardware Ground Operations 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 Engineer, Flight Hardware Ground Operations who will primarily be responsible for establishing and implementing requirements and processes associated with the ground maintenance, repair, and testing operations for Axiom Space Station hardware. This position reports to Station Logistics Ground Operations Manager, and this role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.


  • Executes the development of the processes and procedures required to effectively track, maintain, inspect, and test the Axiom Space Station components/orbital replaceable unit (ORU) hardware needed to maintain the Axiom Station.
  • Provide expertise and guidance on the operations, troubleshooting, and test methodologies and maintenance of the Axiom station hardware.
  • Integrate with Axiom Space Station subsystem engineering design teams to ensure full understanding of design and operation of the ORUs associated with the Axiom Station.
  • Provide engineering support for ground hardware maintenance, assembly, test, and repair operations associated with the components/ORUs that will be used for flight.
  • Develop preventive and corrective maintenance & repair plans for Axiom Station ORUs to ensure flight readiness of hardware for launch as needed.
  • Develop maintenance, testing, modification, inspection, and/ or repair requirements and procedures to maintain and prepare the Axiom Station ORUs for launch.
  • Develop post-flight maintenance/refurbishment requirements and procedures for returned station ORUs.
  • Maintain assembly asbuilt records to ensure efficient tracking of the Station 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
  • 10+ years of direct experience hardware requirements, design/development, troubleshooting, and test operations
  • Knowledgeable in aerospace system hardware and functional operation is highly desired, preferably in the human spaceflight industry
  • Prior experience with Jira or agile project management preferred.
  • Prior experience with PDM software such as SolidWorks Product Data Management (PDM) or similar is preferred.
  • Prior experience with pre-flight/post-flight activities associated with spaceflight hardware is preferred.
  • Experience authoring technical work instructions (processing/test procedures) strongly preferred.


  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and technical requirements, and translate the data to assembly, maintenance, inspection, and test operations procedures.
  • Ability to take on multiple critical tasks and manage time effectively to ensure milestones are met.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build productive internal and external working relationships.
  • Prior experience with Jira or agile project management preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical/technical skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

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).
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

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.