Mechanical Design Engineer

Affordable Engineering Services El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 2 months ago

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will use your creativity to innovate next generation prototypes for space, airborne, and ground systems. This opportunity requires initiative and creativity along with foundations in analysis.

This opportunity is for a Mechanical Design Engineer to be part of Aerospace's xLab, which developing prototypes, instruments, pathfinders, and demonstration systems to address the country's challenging problems. We engage with potential customers during concept development, evolve to project definition, fabrication and execution, and support the transition of new technology and capability to industry partners. Our team develops the advanced prototypes that will inform the next generation of ground and space-based sensors. The Mechanical Design Engineer will design and develop mechanical systems such as space imaging payloads, lasercom, electronics packaging, mechanisms, opto-mechanical systems, and ground support equipment.

Key Functions

  • Design and analyze mechanical systems for laboratory, ground, air, and space applications.

  • Assemble and test mechanical systems.

  • Engage with stakeholders to develop requirements and interfaces.

  • Work independently, and under the direction of systems engineering, project management, and scientists.

  • Work with other engineers to solve multi-disciplinary problems.



  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in mechanical deisgn and analysis

  • Expertise in using CAD modeling tools such as Solidworks, Creo, or NX

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Demonstrated experience developing mechanical parts, assemblies and mechanical systems

  • Demonstrated experience performing stress analysis of structures and mechanical elements, using classical hand methods and design-level Finite Element Analysis such as Solidworks Simulation

  • Limited (10%) travel may be required


  • Masters of Science in engineering

  • 8 or more years of increasing responsibility and related engineering experience

  • Experience with Solidworks and Solidworks Simulation

  • Experience with the development of airborne or spaceflight hardware and systems

  • Experience with opto-mechanical design

  • Experience with mechanism design

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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