Millennium Space Systems

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

El Segundo, CA - Full Time

Join our small, close knit engineering team developing advanced space missions as a Senior Mechanical Engineer.  Millennium Space Systems designs and develops small satellites and other unique space systems.  Our Mechanical Engineers perform spacecraft design, configuration, layout, and analyses to ensure our space vehicles survive the rigors of launch and long exposure to the harsh space environment. Mechanical Engineers support the Spacecraft Development Program Manager and Chief Systems Engineer, and day-to-day, develop requirements, conduct design, analysis, qualification testing, and development through system integration, and into flight operations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform basic static and dynamic design and analysis to ensure a high performance structural system.
  • Perform spacecraft design, configuration, layout, and mass properties analysis.
  • Review drawings according to ASME Y14.5.
  • Identify and procure all materials, processes, and facilities to achieve a qualified spacecraft structure.
  • Helps manage structural qualification testing on spacecraft systems and components including test design, test conduct, data reduction, analysis, and reporting.
  • Develops and documents required design and analysis processes including budgets, schedules, and other programmatic information.
  • Mentors junior mechanical engineers.
  • Coordinates efforts with consultants when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • 12+ years’ experience with spacecraft and/or aircraft structures design.
  • 10+ years’ experience with mechanical / structural CAD.
  • 5+ years’ experience with spacecraft or aircraft mechanisms.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, test, and operate structural, mechanical, and thermal systems for spacecraft.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform static and dynamic analyses on structures and mechanisms using FEM and other tools.
  • 3+ years’ experience with Solidworks.
  • 2+ years’ experience with FEMAP/NASTRAN.

Notes:

Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance.
We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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