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Mechanical Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 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 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 Mechanical Engineer who will primarily be responsible for assisting in the design, qualification, and assembly of the axiom products. This position reports to Payloads Engineering Manager. This role is onsite and will be based at our ASTC facility.


  • Serve as the responsible engineer for a Payloads Engineering product by owning all aspects of the design, development, test, and evaluation.
  • Cultivate a knowledge of current ISS payload interfaces and future trends in human-tended payload systems for commercial and government customers in the space industry.
  • Execute the engineering product lifecycle, holding regular design review.
  • Develop requirements and design criteria.
  • Perform analysis on designs through free-body diagrams, hand calculations, FEA, and CAD.
  • Deliver high-quality models and drawings in a fast-paced environment.
  • Oversee manufacturing and assembly of hardware.
  • Accountable for your designs, calculations, analysis, and results.
  • Present findings and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
  • Systematically document progress, capture knowledge, and maintain an engineering notebook.
  • 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.

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

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge of internal or external payload facilities (ISPR, Express, JEM-EF, etc.)
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling software or similar computer aided design tool.
  • Experience with PDM software such as SolidWorks Product Data Management (PDM) or similar.
  • Experience with FEA software packages.
  • Experience creating engineering drawings and dimensioning and tolerancing per ASME Y-14.
  • Spaceflight hardware design background preferred.
  • Experience with Atlassian suite preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skills, 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

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.).

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

  • 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.