Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Xplore is hiring a Senior Mechanical Engineer to spearhead the design and build of numerous structures, assemblies, and components for Xplore spacecraft development programs. Mechanical elements including flight and ground hardware. This individual will support the design of an element through the full design lifecycle – from concept through to integration and test. The successful candidate will exhibit versatility in design and analysis expertise as well as have experience with actual spaceflight hardware. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work across Xplore teams to support Xplore spacecraft development programs and business development efforts.


  • Lead the design, build, and component level testing of mechanical flight and ground hardware
  • Perform structural and thermal analysis of mechanical components and assemblies
  • Create component and assembly drawings for all hardware
  • Assist technicians in integrating all components and assemblies onto the spacecraft
  • Test components and/or assemblies to prepare for integrated ground testing
  • Develop engineering tools to complete tasking
  • Support payload accommodation activities, including placement of payload CAD models within spacecraft payload volume and reconfiguration of the spacecraft bus components
  • Support business development efforts


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 5+ years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, one or more of the following disciplines: mechanical design, structural engineering, thermal analysis, component or assembly level mechanical testing, electrical and/or instrumentation experience
  • Experience with ground test hardware
  • Experience with component-level and/or subsystem-level test planning and execution
  • Experience with the design of ground support equipment (desired)
  • Expertise using CAD tools
  • Ability to communicate technical information, challenges, and guidance to varied audiences
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritize tasking to align with business goals
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role


  • Health Care Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Stock Option Plan

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