Southwest Research Institute RESEARCH ENGINEER - SR. RESEARCH ENGINEER - MECHANICAL DESIGN in San Antonio, Texas

Job Summary:

Develop mechanical designs for space programs, including structural components and assemblies of space sensors, mechanisms, and spacecraft. Design mass efficient structures and electronic packaging for extreme environment situations. Produce high quality engineering documentation including drawings, specifications, test plans, procedures, and reports. Perform structural and thermal analyses of flight hardware. Supervise and coordinate fabrication of hardware. Oversee and assist with assembly, integration, and testing efforts. Develop and supervise environmental screening tests, development tests, and experiments. Support various design reviews throughout product life cycle, including defending design and analytical work to customer, third party and non-advocate reviewers. Support promotional and proposal activities as part of a team effort to develop new business opportunities. Field support may require travel to customer's facilities, NASA field centers, military bases, and overseas.


Requires BS or MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering with at least a 3.0 GPA and 2 years of experience in a related field. An advanced degree is desirable. Experience using computer aided design (CAD) software and standard office productivity software is required; ability to productively interface with team members, suppliers and clients is a must; working knowledge of CREO (PRO/Engineer), ANSYS, thermal analysis, GD&T;, environmental testing methodology, mechanism design, material selection and characterization, composite structural design and analysis, electromechanical design, and/or space mission concept design is a plus; previous experience presenting designs and analysis to review panels a plus. Domestic and international travel required. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Considerations:

Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident due to ITAR work in section.

Job code: 15-01242

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas