Mechanical Development Test Engineer at SpaceX Redmond, WA, United States SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT TEST ENGINEER The Mechanical Development Test Engineer is responsible for designing, analyzing and building mechanical test equipment for the SpaceX Satellite team. The position is design and analysis focused with an emphasis on product development. You will be designing and building the test infrastructure for the SpaceX Satellite Constellation. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Design, build and analyze mechanical test equipment, data acquisition systems, and control systems for Satellite mechanical test equipment + Development of test requirements with flight engineering team + Perform structural and vibration analysis using FEM and hand calculations + Design of piece part and assembly level 3D CAD models + Create and modify software applications to run data acquisition and control systems + Create engineering drawings for part fabrication and inspection using GD&T + Supervise system level builds by working with technicians and vendors BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline + 2+ years of professional design, engineering analysis, and build experience PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Experience with design, build and test of hydraulic, thermal, structural or electromechanical systems + Hands-on experience with testing and data acquisition + Experience using test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves, and encoders + Proficiency with Siemens NX, or equivalent 3D modeling software + Proficiency coding experience + Solid understanding of common manufacturing processes and machines including mills, lathes, manual and CNC; Hands-on machining experience ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed ITAR REQUIREMENTS: + To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.