Avionics Flight Hardware Engineer
Lunar Resources, America’s leading space industrial company, is pioneering space manufacturing, off-earth resource extraction, and in-situ resource utilization. A corporate spin-off from various NASA-sponsored technology development programs, Lunar Resources objective is to enable the economic utilization of space’s resources to enable humanity to build off earth.
Avionics Flight Hardware Engineer (Space Manufacturing Technologies)
The space manufacturing team is responsible for developing a range of technologies to manufacture, fabricate and weld metals and metal oxides in microgravity and the Moon. As a responsible engineer on the space manufacturing team, you will work with a multidisciplinary group of engineers, material scientists, electrochemists and metallurgists to design, build, test, and fly: space additive manufacturing and deposition systems.
- Serve as a responsible engineer and take extreme ownership of the design, analysis, fabrication, and qualification, and flight operation of high-voltage power supplies, low-voltage power supplies, additive manufacturing systems, space deposition systems, and their various infrastructure components.
- Perform in-depth first principles analysis and SPICE modeling to assess and optimize circuit designs.
- Drive conceptual design, design criteria definition, and component level trades.
- Hold design reviews internally, and participate in reviews with suppliers and customers.
- Drive technology improvements; work with engineers and teams across the company to ensure success of components. Innovate.
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, math, engineering or scientific discipline.
- 2+ years of professional experience with electrical engineering hardware design and analysis.
- 2+ years of experience troubleshooting circuits using embedded systems with comfort using oscilloscopes, function generators, and in-circuit emulation.
- Experience with electrical computer-aided design (CAD), LTSpice circuit analysis, and COMSOL Multiphysics software (COMSOL).
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Strong first-principles engineering fundamentals
- Comfort using Eagle for PCB layout and schematic capture, including making custom library components.
- Demonstrated experience in design, CAD, SPICE modeling, and PCB layout, defining test plans, designing test setups, and executing hardware environmental qualification tests.
- Experience with one or more programming languages, preferably C.
- Basic domain knowledge including surface mount soldering, EMI protection of circuits, and control of circuits using Arduinos.
- Basic understanding of solid state power components/circuits (e.g. switched mode power supply topologies, power transformers, capacitors, MOSFET’s, thyristors) and integrated circuits.
- Excellent communicator with the ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, managers, and suppliers.
- Hands-on experience with electrical circuits and printed circuit board design/fabrication/troubleshooting.
- Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones.
- Excited to work in a startup company culture and atmosphere.
- This position is located at Lunar Resources' facility in Houston, TX. Remote work is NOT possible for this position.