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Component Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 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 Electronics Design Engineer-IV 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage component libraries within Altium Designer for the program: process part requests, handle part releases, and manage part life cycles.
  • Perform BOM analysis, including component lifecycle checks, stock availability, alternate component selection, and compliance confirmation.
  • Explore alternative component technologies or suppliers to enhance availability, quality, and reliability.
  • Collaborate with various teams, such as procurement, manufacturing, quality, and engineering, to address component-related issues, resolve challenges, and optimize component selection and usage.
  • Investigate component failures to identify root causes and develop corrective actions. This may include analyzing failed components, reviewing test data, conducting root cause analysis, and working with manufacturing or suppliers to address reliability issues.
  • Utilize reliability prediction methods, such as MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) calculations, to estimate the expected reliability and failure rates of components. This helps in assessing and comparing the reliability characteristics of different components.
  • Collaborate with engineers and suppliers to ensure components meet the required quality and reliability specifications. Review and approve component qualification plans, test reports, and reliability data provided by suppliers.
  • Identify potential risks and challenges related to electrical system reliability, such as component failures, environmental factors, electrical stress, and operational conditions. Developing strategies to mitigate these risks and improve overall system reliability.
  • Ensures selection of electrical components that meet reliability specifications and standards. Evaluating component datasheets, reliability reports, and manufacturer information to make informed decisions.
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts by identifying opportunities to enhance product reliability, reduce failure rates, and increase system lifetime.
  • Create or verify component footprints (land patterns) that comply with industry standards.
  • Work closely with electrical engineers and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration of the layout with the overall system design.
  • Familiar with electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, integrated circuits (ICs), hybrids, crystals, crystal oscillators, filters, fuses, heaters, magnetics, microcircuits, relays, semiconductors, thermistors.

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

  • S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline with of 5+ years of experience. Will consider filling at a lower-level position with less years of experience.
  • Automotive and commercial electronics background welcome.
  • 5+ years of component engineering experience.
  • Proven experience using a product lifecycle management system such as Agile.
  • Experience working with CAD programs such as Altium and library management tools.
  • Solid understanding of electronic component reliability, requirements, and specifications.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple concurrent processes.
  • Understanding of PCBA design.
  • Understanding of component reliability.
  • Experience with Altium Designer component management.
  • Experience with Space Applications and Design.
  • Solid understanding of SiliconExpert.

Essential Functions

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

Requirements

  • 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.).

Skills

  • 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.