Mechanical Designer

Webster, Texas, United States

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit and Lunar surface that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.


Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit and the Lunar surface into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Mechanical Designer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Mechanical Designer who will primarily be supporting the design efforts of Axiom’s Space Suit and Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) teams. We are looking for an individual with a strong technical background who excels at problem solving. The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills.



  • Work on a collaborative team developing Axiom’s Space Suit and LTV
  • Work with the team to provide guidance on design for manufacturability and maintenance, in alignment with our core value of innovation
  • Ensure components meet design requirements, in alignment with our core value of integrity
  • Develop production models, demonstrating on our competency of organizational support
  • Create 2D drawings using GD&T according to ASME Y14.5


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or related field required.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in life support engineering, or similar role preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD environment (preferably, SolidWorks).


Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.



  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.


 Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standardoffice equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).



  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment.


Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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