Senior Mechanical Engineer - Space Vehicles

Irvine, California, United States · Mechanical Engineering


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, a Terran Orbital Corporation company, is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Space Vehicle Mechanical Engineering team. Tyvak specializes in the development of technologies optimized to enable state-of-the-art comprehensive spacecraft & mission solutions. Tyvak’s multidisciplinary engineering staff is responsible for end-to-end development cycles encompassing design, analysis, production, test and operational support.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for spacecraft and component structures capable of withstanding launch vehicle and space environments. You will also be responsible for high-reliability mechanisms including locking hinges, actuators, reaction wheels, and gimballed mechanisms. Associated design efforts will include mass optimization, vibration attenuation, tuned thermal properties and passive or active thermal control accommodations. Design for machinability, test and assembly will be predominant design requirements. You will have support from a wide breadth of engineering disciplines including structural and thermal analysts. You will also have at your disposal onsite vibration, TVAC, HASS/HALT environmental test facilities; a Tyvak owned machine shop equipped with new-model Haas CNC machines and supporting staff; and metrology equipment including x-ray CT scan, automated 3D precision measurement gantry and a precision multi-component dynamometer.




To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.

Terran Orbital/Tyvak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, veteran status, disability status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

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