Industrial Designer

Company Details

Humanity’s next step off the planet starts here

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 Industrial Designer 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?

This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Anthropometric Driven Design
  • Determining Psychological and Physiological Design Requirements
  • Enhancing the Safety, Comfort, and Usability of Designs
  • Fabricating Prototypes, Mockups, Models, and Test Beds
  • Working with a Variety of Materials, including Wood, Metal, and Plastic
  • Performing Form, Fit, and Function Tests
  • Coordinating with Teams to Understand Design Challenges and Develop Solutions


Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or Related Discipline
  • Minimum 5 Years of Design and Manufacturing Related Experience


  • Specialized Focus in Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Knowledge of Materials, Fasteners, and Manufacturing Processes
  • CAD – Rhino and Solidworks
  • Ability to Demonstrate Designs through Sketching, Rendering, and Modeling
  • Power and Hand Tools
  • Careful Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Experience with Transportation Interiors and Aerospace Design is a plus
  • Operation of 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, and CNC Routers is a plus

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 considered an essential employer under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  Unless a reasonable accommodation is required due to a disability, all new hires will be required to work on-site.

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.

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