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Ground Support Equipment Safety Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Customer Service
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 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 is also developing the next generation astronaut spacesuits, which will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration while providing NASA commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work in microgravity as well as on and around the Moon.

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 Ground Support Equipment Safety 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.

As a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Safety Engineer, you will be an integral participant in the safe design, development, and use of ground support equipment. You will be responsible for leading and performing safety analyses to identify risks and mitigate hazards associated with GSE that supports human flight space systems. In this role, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of hardware design engineers, safety engineers, assembly integration and test personnel, and other group representatives to plan, document, and execute effective strategies for identifying and eliminating or minimizing risk associated with GSE design and operation.


  • Provide safety requirements and solutions to influence hardware design.
  • Conducting GSE and test hardware Hazard Analysis (HA)
  • Working with GSE design engineers in support of GSE and test hardware, test, integration, and safe operation
  • Generation of Hazard Reports (HR), defining hazard causes and their mitigation/control strategies
  • Documenting and tracking results of Preliminary Hazards Analysis (PHA), HA, Hazard Tracking, Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Fault Tree, Safety Assessments, etc.
  • Develop Ground Safety Data Packages
  • Participate in and support GSE design working groups, Safety Review Panels, Technical Interchange and Change Review Board meetings when applicable
  • Coordinating with verification and validation (V&V) personnel to ensure safety-critical requirements are tested at an acceptable level of rigor
  • Perform anomaly and nonconformance analysis, tracking and resolution verification
  • Develop and provide reports/presentations to Axiom Space S&MA Division, Program, and Business leadership.
  • Function as a Test Safety Officer for GSE testing operations
  • Provide safety engineer support to all Axiom Programs 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

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (mechanical, aerospace, or other engineering discipline)
  • 4-9 years of experience as a Ground Support Equipment Safety Engineer (or similar titled position) working in the human spaceflight field
  • Experience performing hazard analyses, developing hazard reports, completing fault trees, and other types of safety analysis/assessments as related to development and operation of electro-mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic ground support equipment and test hardware
  • Experience working with NASA or other business/entity Safety Review Panel (SRP)
  • Experience providing detailed report out on PHA, HA, HR, Fault Tree, etc. status
  • Experience working directly with GSE design engineers, technicians, and other support group personnel while performing required component or system level safety analysis.
  • Experience with performing safety review of operations and test procedures

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).
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Experience designing and/or assessing ground support equipment safety design per relevant ASME, IEC, OSHA, NASA, etc. requirements, and other best practices
  • Familiarity with NASA Safety &Mission Assurance (S&MA) and SRP processes, practices, and requirements
  • Knowledge of best practices for hardware safety, and verification and validation
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Advance skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • 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.