Bastion Technologies
  • JPL - California
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Description:

  • Responsible and maintain cognizance for all technical and programmatic aspects of the hardware product(s) being developed and delivered, reporting the status and performance to the appropriate organizations.
  • Work in teams that apply research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, and/or machines such as planetary rovers, landers, motion control systems, and surface sampling systems.
  • Work in a collaborative environment to design, analyze, build and test mechanical components, devices, structures and assemblies, including mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) and tooling for a Flight Project.
  • Interface with engineers, analysts, designers, manufacturing specialists, machine shop, flight techs, and project staff.
  • Establish requirements, and specify interfaces for flight hardware under development.
  • Work independently, and under the direction of the technical leads and project management.
  • Direct work for one or more junior engineers or flight techs as required.
  • Serve as a Contract Technical Manager (CTM) for procurements outsourced to sub-contractors.
  • Develop procedures for build, test, assembly, and operation of mechanical hardware.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and deliver formal and informal technical peer reviews.

Required Skills:

  • BS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Equivalent
  • 20+ Years experience
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a National Agency Check
  • Requires a US DoD Top Secrect Clearance.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening
  • Practical experience using advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in solving mechanical engineering problems, with the ability to perform trade studies, develop conceptual configurations, engineer piece-parts and mechanical systems, and facilitate the fabrication, assembly, and qualification of hardware.
  • Expertise in mechanical engineering disciplines for the design, analysis and test of structures and mechanisms, including strength of materials, machine and structure design, structural/mechanical testing, manufacturing engineering, mechanical systems, and machine shop practices.
  • Practical experience using Unigraphics/Siemens NX and or SolidWorks CAD modeling software, in a Product Delivery Management (PDM) or similar Concurrent Engineering environment.
  • TeamCenter experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering mechanical parts, assemblies or mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated experience performing stress analysis of structures and mechanical elements, using classical hand methods and Finite Element Modeling.
  • Experience with computer aided design and drafting, and spacecraft flight hardware development and test.
  • Ability to solve mechanical design problems, perform trade studies, develop design requirements, perform piece part design, and coordinate fabrication, assembly, and qualification of hardware.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills with ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Other Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Standards for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5.
  • Knowledge of academic and industry practices and standards across a range of applications related to the development, production and safety of aerospace flight hardware and systems.
  • Experience leading one or more junior engineers or techs on an engineering project.

Bastion participates in E-Verify and EEO

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