Mechanical Engineer


Position Description and Requirements:

  • 1. Mechanical Engineering design experience.-3-5 years.
    • Directly designed enclosures of electronic assemblies (PCBA's), etc. or designed moderately complex mechanical component or systems.
    • Strong understanding of engineering materials (steel, PCB materials, adhesives, solders, etc.)
    • Thermal, shock and vibrational analysis experience with electronic or similar assemblies.
    • Strong background in the knowledge of GD&T.
    • Familiar with electronic and electrical components (PCB's, connectors, BGA's, SMT components)
    • Knowledge of space flight requirements and standards a definite advantage.

  • 2. Solidworks- Drafting, 3D Modelling, Design and Simulation- 5 Years Minimum
    • Direct design and thermal, shock and vibration analysis experience using Solidworks.
    • Possess good drafting, GD&T and documentation skills and knowledge using Solidworks.

  • 3. Manufacturing Knowledge and Experience
    • Understanding of machining and mechanical assembly as it impacts design.
    • Some direct machining experience (lathe, mill).
    • Understanding of the manufacturing processes required for the design. Examples:
      • Machining
      • Solder assembly: reflow/manual
      • Adhesive attachment: (e.g. silicones)
      • PCB fabrication:
      • Surface Protection: chemfilm, anodizing, conformal coat…
    • Create Mechanical BOM's
      • Select proper materials (adhesives, overcoats, inks, etc) based on spaceflight requirements/restrictions and materials engineering knowledge.
      • Select proper fasteners to meet space flight requirements.
      • Select appropriate connectors for spaceflight enclosures both internal and external.
    • Experience writing manufacturing instructions.

  • 4. Project Management
    • Experience in the definition, cost/labor estimation and scheduling of tasks required for program support.
    • Ability to manage mechanical engineering tasks for multiple programs to completion.

  • 5. Other
    • Good verbal and written skills for interfacing with customers and team members.
    • Ability to create and present engineering power points internally and for customers.
    • Ability to work effectively in a leadership or support role on a multi-disciplinary project team.


All candidates must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents. Space Micro is an equal opportunity employer.