As the Technical Designer III, you will be working for JPL’s Payload and Small Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Section (355) that is responsible for the structures, mechanisms, and mechanical systems engineering of spacecraft across all phases of the mission lifecycle.
- Particpate in design teams to design, develop, fabricate, assemble, integrate and test space flight hardware, other airborne hardware, and ground hardware including support equipment for a variety of JPL missions.
- Create designs of components, subsystems or systems and modify existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.
- Coordinate design criteria such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, and contractual specifications with others in engineering, material, and planning group.
- Coordinate with project management, technical leads, and proposal managers as required.
- Utilize computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools.
- Interface with engineers, designers, analysts, machine shop, and project staff.
- Gather information, perform studies, solve equations, prepare layouts, sketches and detailed designs.
- Advanced knowledge with computer aided design (CAD) tools especially recent versions of NX.
- Capable of working effectively in a team environment. Strong communication (oral, written, presentation) and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to solve mechanical design problems, perform trade studies, develop design requirements, design piece parts and assemblies.
- Advanced knowledge of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Y14.xx standards.
- Advanced practical knowledge and skill in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) .
- Advanced understanding and application of standard engineering principles, theories, concepts and techniques in mechanical systems including structures, configuration, mechanisms, structural analysis, and integration and test.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience in the analysis, selection, and application of machine elements such as gears and bearings and designing structures.
- General knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
- Typically requires a High School Diploma with a minimum of 8 years of related experience; or an Associates degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of related experience.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pasadena, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A