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LTV Technical Lead- Mechanical

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic AI&T Operations Engineer who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

NASA chose Axiom Space to develop its next-generation astronaut spacesuits for the Artemis lunar missions. These new spacesuits built by Axiom Space will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration, while providing commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work in microgravity as well as on and around the Moon.

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic LTV Technical Lead- Mechanical who will primarily be responsible for aiding Axiom’s LTV Program Support Manager with the development and construction of our LTV Program We are looking for an individual with a strong technical background in testing and problem solving. The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills. This role is onsite and will be based at our Gemini facility.


  • Develop Ground Support Equipment, procedures, hazard analyses as needed in support of the flight program of Lunar space suits.
  • Responsible for testing flight hardware, ground support equipment, and support AI&T team during Human-In-The-Loop testing evaluations.
  • Design and execute Human-In-The-Loop Cycle tests to verify flight hardware life cycle.
  • Work on a regular basis with technicians/engineers to perform suit processing for NBL and 1-G testing.
  • Develop, maintain, and revise Data Requirements Description (DRD) documentation needed for each NASA milestone review.
  • Perform other duties 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 mechanical engineering or equivalent

  • 2+ years of direct working experience, preferably in the space industry
  • Test Operations experience with xEMU/EMU
  • Experience in designing, developing, and executing engineering tests to evaluate the design capabilities and requirements for flight hardware.
  • Familiar with the NASA TPS and DR system
  • Extensive experience writing test procedures and test plans
  • Familiar with NASA documentation involving test operations
  • Experience working with external organizations such as NASA engineering safety, medical and quality
  • Ability to present to all levels of management

Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

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.).


  • 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.