Senior Thermal Hardware Designer

Long Beach, CA, United States

$135-200k

Full Time

4 months ago

Job description

At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We are building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat will be Haven-1, scheduled to be the world’s first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025. Our team is all-in, committed to executing our mission safely and on time. If you want to work with the most talented people on Earth furthering space exploration for humanity, come join us.

Vast is looking for a Senior Thermal Hardware Designer, reporting to the Senior Manager, Thermal Engineering, to support the development of the systems that will be required for the design and build of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations.

This will be a full-time, exempt position located in our Long Beach location. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Own design and drawings for thermal hardware from conceptual phase through product release and manufacture
  • Ownership of the BOM, mass tracking and hardware release
  • Define and manage interfaces between vehicle subsystems and support design trades
  • Perform as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Engineering Design, Drafting, modeling standards using NX and Teamcenter including mentoring

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant CAD/Design experience
  • Experience working in aerospace design
  • Experience designing and managing large CAD assemblies and associated drawings
  • Demonstrated development and configuration management experience on technically complex hardware products
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering design and manufacturing
  • Experience with ASME Y14.100, Y14.5, Y14.41

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with tube routing
  • Experience with soft goods such as MLI
  • High level of expertise in GD&T
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
  • Comfortable working in a high-stress environment balancing several projects at any given time, and the flexibility to adjust for abrupt changes in strategic direction

Pay Range: 

  • Senior Designer Level III: $135,000 - $170,000
  • Staff Designer Level IV: $160,000 - $200,000
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.

U.S. EXPORT CONTROL COMPLIANCE STATUS

The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast 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.

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