PAYLOAD INTEGRATION ENGINEER, SENIOR

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We go space to improve life on earth

Responsibilities:

  • Performs hands-on payload integration activities, including fit checks, deployment tests, dispenser and launch vehicle integration
  • Act as the main internal POC and subject-matter-expert for payload integration requirements and provide customer support to answer questions with internal technical staff as required
  • Work closely with Mission Managers on the development and verification of Launch Vehicle to Spacecraft Interface Control Documentation (ICD)
  • Create, execute and maintain assembly integration instructions and procedures
  • Remain in constant contact with engineering staff regarding mechanical and electrical design needs based on mission requirements for the spacecraft integration
  • Assists management in on-site integration planning and performance of daily coordination meetings during launch campaigns

Required skills, experience, and education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline – Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace degree preferred + 4-7 years or more of applicable experience
  • Solid interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with mechanical and electrical drawings, schematics and CAD assemblies
  • Previous launch vehicle or space hardware integration hands-on experience, including operations in 100,000 class (ISO 8) or better clean rooms.
  • Ability to understand technical constraints relative to payload integration
  • Solid presentation and technical writing skills
  • Ability to travel to launch sites and customer sites including overseas (New Zealand and others)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of export compliance requirements (ITAR and EAR)
  • Experience with integration of a wide range of satellite form-factors (from cubesats to large satellites)
  • Hands-on experience with a wide variety of payload separation systems (cubesat dispensers and separation rings)
  • Active US Government security clearance TS/SCI

Tagged as: CAD, cubesats, itar, payload integration, integration engineer, deployment tests, vehicle integration, large satellites, separation rings

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