PDS Tech Inc Structures Engineering Lead in Mojave, California
The scope of the position includes:
Provide engineering expertise in the area of design, development, and test of spacecraft structures
Work across programs, with a focus on the XL-1 lunar lander for the 2022 south pole mission. Other projects may include technology development and testing programs and VTVL terrestrial testbed flights in support of the lunar mission.
Coordinate with other divisions in the company to develop a full and complete structures solution for various projects
Provide mentorship and guidance to less experienced technical team members
Duties & Responsibilities:
Design structural components to meet requirements including expected loads and sufficient factors of safety
Conduct static and dynamic analyses appropriate to the design maturity
Provide technical leadership to a small team of engineers
Assist in developing structural tests, conducting the tests, and reviewing test data
Provide analysis and test data to other team members
Develop fabrication procedures and instructions
Provide technical guidance to fabricators and other technicians
Innovative and open to helping create a Cislunar economy - passionate about space
Understands what is needed for high-quality spaceflight systems - and also what is not needed.
Experience with FEA tools
Experience in the life cycle of spacecraft development: design, build, and test.
10+ years experience in aerospace engineering
8+ years in structures design and/or test for spacecraft or aircraft
Experience with startups or new space companies
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field
Excellent communications skills
Strong work ethic and intrinsic motivation
Hands-on fabrication experience
Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic highly technical environment
Will have a large impact on many programs, especially the lunar mission
- Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.