Senior Mechanical Engineer at Accion Systems
Boston, MA, US
About Accion Systems
At Accion [pronounced AX-ee-on], we're working to change the world by making outer space more affordable and accessible. We come to work every day to build next-generation ion engines and other cool technologies for spacecraft. Our younger selves would be very proud of us.
Our team is excited about our mission and we work AND play hard together to achieve it. We offer competitive salary and benefits (including health, dental, 401(k) with match, gym membership reimbursement, and vacation), and we engage our team through activities including an annual retreat, weekly lunches, monthly team outings, and the chance to travel to and present at industry events. We strongly value self-motivated, enthusiastic employees and we work hard as a group to nurture growth mindsets in company and personal goals.
 
About This Position
Accion Systems, Inc. is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to lead development of mechanical, fluidic and electromechanical systems for Accion's spacecraft propulsion products. The engineer is expected to lead other mechanical engineers and contribute to cross-functional team integration. The candidate will be directly contributing and leading other engineers to help produce ion engines to revolutionize the space industry. Experience completing development design cycles with space-industry propulsion or similarly complex, high-reliability systems is important.
Key Responsibilities:
·        Direct overall mechanical design on electromechanical systems
·        Work with program management to create schedule, budget and allocate team resources
·        Guide and mentor early career engineers
·        Mechanical, fluid and electro-mechanical system design and analysis/simulation
·        Thermal design and analysis/simulation
·        Familiar with SolidWorks CAE tool suite or similar
Required competencies:
·        Design of mechanism / materials / fluidics / thermal design
·        Technical leadership / management experience
·        Aerospace (or similar harsh environment) systems development
·        Fast-paced engineering development environment
·        Transitioning complex electromechanical products to manufacturing environments
·        Proficient with engineering documentation and engineering change control
·        Strong written and oral communication skills
·        Quality control standards, fault-tolerant design (redundancy/reliability schemes) for harsh environments
Nice-to-haves:
·        Design of spacecraft fluid management systems, spacecraft enclosures and supports, spacecraft electro-mechanical interfaces. and high-voltage
·        Space industry experience
·        Electric or chemical propulsion experience
·        Supply-chain / vendor management
·        Materials engineering experience
 
The position is full-time, on-site, and available to be filled immediately.
 
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other protected factor.