Mechanical design engineer (satellite system)

Company Details

Axelspace has been one of the pioneers of micro-satellite technology and industry since the establishment of the company in 2008, and we envision democratizing space technology to a wider population across the globe for their daily use.

Company Profile

In the AxelGlobe project, which started in 2015, we have launched a large number of satellites to provide a new infrastructure for high-frequency monitoring of the earth. successfully launched four mass-produced satellites. In addition, in the new business “AxelLiner”, we provide a series of flow such as satellite development and operation for the early realization of customers’ space and satellite business, and we will utilize Japan’s first small satellite mass production system in 2023. We are planning to launch a demonstrator.
At Axelspace, we gather members who are always ambitious, face the team seriously, aim for growth together, accept diversity and change, and take on challenges positively.
As the spread and promotion of the full-scale use of satellites and satellite images is accelerating, if you can sympathize with our vision and commit to the spread and promotion of satellite development and the use of satellite images, please join this attractive team. please join
All employees are waiting for applications from everyone!

Business Summary

As a mechanical engineer, you will promote the development of components and systems for microsatellites (weighing around 100 kg). Mechanical design includes structural, thermal and mechatronics.

Job content

  • Mechanical design of satellite components and coordination of technical specifications with vendors
  • Examination of assembly procedures for satellite components and satellite systems, preparation of materials for instructing third parties on assembly procedures, examination of test items and their contents, and preparation of materials for instructing third parties on test contents and procedures
  • Support work for satellite-mounted components, satellite assembly work, and satellite test work
  • Technical support for launch vehicle selection
  • Strength/rigidity design of satellite components and satellite systems based on mechanical environmental conditions presented by the rocket side
  • Proposal for layout study and layout study of each on-board equipment in consideration of assemblability and performance realization as a satellite system
  • Field of view analysis for on-board equipment with observation field of view
  • On-board components and satellite system mass property design and maintenance during development
  • Coordination with vendors regarding the procurement of mechanical parts (domestic/overseas)
  • Drafting of mechanical drawings required for procurement of mechanical parts
  • Investigation of solution methods for product defects that occur during the assembly/testing process, and various adjustment work necessary for the implementation of solutions
  • Participate in business trips to launch sites (domestic/overseas) and pre-launch preparation work
  • On-orbit evaluation after launch (mainly satellite temperature environment evaluation)
  • Investigation of future technology necessary for future satellite development and in-house development activities
  • Promotion of mechanical property evaluation tests for new members (tensile test/temperature test/life test, etc.)
  • Coordination work with internal and external (domestic/overseas) stakeholders necessary to promote the above work
  • Promotion of activities that contribute to maintaining and improving the quality of other satellites

Application conditions

  • Requirement
    • Bachelor’s degree or above in Ergonomics or Science
    • 3+ years of practical experience in the aerospace or aviation field, or 3+ years of practical experience in mechanical design utilizing vibration analysis
    • Mechanical product design using 3D CAD software (software not required)
    • Experience in structural analysis and vibration analysis (creation of analysis model, execution of analysis, modification of mechanical design based on analysis results)
    • Willingness to learn new knowledge/technology
    • Attitude to constantly think about what the essence of things is
    • Business-level Japanese and basic English skills (sufficient communication skills for technical content and business emails, etc.)
  • Welcome conditions (other)
    • Have learned specialized knowledge in satellite system development
    • Applicants with knowledge or experience in one or more of the following are welcome.
      • Experience in thermal analysis (analysis model creation, temperature prediction analysis, modification of mechanical design based on analysis results)
      • Knowledge of mechanical design of optical telescopes
      • Knowledge of mechanical design of dampers or shock absorbers
      • Knowledge of mechanical design, including deployable structures or actuators
      • Experience in conducting vibration tests on mechanical products (sine wave/random wave as test content)
      • Experience in conducting temperature tests on mechanical products (Equipment used is a thermal vacuum chamber or constant temperature bath)
      • Having knowledge of the properties of metal materials
      • Knowledge of adhesive properties
      • Knowledge of composite material properties
      • Experience in mechanical hardware assembly

Working conditions/treatment

  • Labor type: regular employment, full-time
  • Working hours: Discretionary work system
  • Compensation: TBA (determined at the time of hiring after an interview based on experience and ability)
  • Commuting allowance payment (actual expense adjustment)
  • Virtual office system (work from home system): https://www.axelspace.com/ja/news/other_20201013/
  • Holidays: 2 days off per week (Saturdays and Sundays), public holidays
  • Vacation: Annual paid vacation (and bonus vacation after 5 years, such as congratulatory or condolence leave)
  • English conversation learning aid
  • No smoking on site

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