Mechanical Engineer III

San Diego, CA, US


Full Time

24 days ago

Job description


Title: Mechanical Engineer III


Segment:   Voyager Technology (Space Micro)


Location:  San Diego, CA


Job Type: Full Time  - 100% Onsite


Relocation Eligible:  No


Company Description: Voyager Space is dedicated to building a better future for humanity in space and on Earth. With over 35 years of spaceflight heritage and over 2,000 successful missions, Voyager is powering the commercial space revolution. Voyager delivers exploration, technology, and defense solutions to a global customer base that includes civil and national security agencies, commercial companies, academic and research institutions, and more.


Position Description:

The ideal candidate would be familiar with mechanical design, structural analysis, thermal design and analysis, material selection, and EMI design considerations as they pertain to electronics and avionics in extreme environments. Familiarity with space and satellite environment and their effects on mechanical structures and thermal dissipation is required.



  • Directly design enclosures of electronic assemblies (PCBA's), etc. 
  • Design moderately complex mechanical/aerospace component or systems.
  • Thermal, shock and vibrational analysis with electronic or similar assemblies using SolidWorks, drafting standards per ASME-Y14.5, and methods of GD&T
  • Create Mechanical BOM’s selecting proper materials (adhesives, overcoats, inks, etc.) based on spaceflight requirements/restrictions and materials engineering knowledge.
  • Select proper fasteners to meet space flight requirements.
  • Select appropriate connectors for spaceflight enclosures both internal and external.
  • Write reports and presentations and contribute to proposals and design reviews
  • Work with Subject Experts to complete complex designs for both digital and RF systems
  • Work with vendors to source manufactured hardware
  • Create and present engineering PowerPoint presentations internally and for customers.
  • Work effectively in a leadership or support role on a multi-disciplinary project team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent years of experience 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering design as it relates to Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs)
  • Knowledge of space flight requirements, standards and environments is required
  • 5 years minimum experience in SolidWorks or equivalent 3D CAD experience
  • Strong background in the knowledge drafting standards per ASME-Y14.5 and GD&T
  • Understanding of machining and mechanical assembly as it impacts design
  • Experience writing manufacturing instructions.



Salary Range: $120,000 - $140,000


Voyager Technology (Space Micro) offers a comprehensive, total compensation package, which includes competitive salary, a discretionary annual bonus plan, paid time off (PTO), a comprehensive health benefit package, retirement savings, wellness program, and various other benefits. When you join our team, you’re not just an employee; you become part of a dynamic community dedicated to innovation and excellence.

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.

Voyager Technology (Space Micro) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. 



The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.



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