Mechanical Engineer

Houston, TX, United States

Lunar Resources is pioneering the permanent expansion of humanity into space using space manufacturing, off-earth resource extraction, and in-situ resource utilization. A corporate spin-off from various NASA and NASA-sponsored technology development programs, Lunar Resources objective is develop and implement the technologies to mine resources and build in space.

Mechanical Engineer (Space Manufacturing Technologies)

The space manufacturing team is responsible in 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 and material scientists to design, build, test, and fly: space additive manufacturing and deposition systems.


  • Serve as the responsible engineer and extreme owner for 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 FEA to assess and optimize designs.
  • Drive conceptual design, design criteria definition and component level trades.
  • Hold design reviews internally, 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
  • Experience with computer-aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) software packages, and COMSOL Multiphysics software (COMSOL).


  • Strong first-principles engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrated experience in design, CAD, FEA, GD&T, defining test plans, designing test setups, and executing hardware environmental qualification tests.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages.
  • Basic understanding of power components (e.g. motors, batteries, solar, or energy storage systems), or high-power radio-frequency (RF) mechanical components.
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, managers, and suppliers.
  • Experience with building furnaces, heat exchangers or other type of heat transfer equipment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis and failure modes of complex mechanical systems
  • Hands-on experience with mechanism/structures design, prototyping, and precision mechanical assembly[EC1]


  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
  • This position is located at Lunar Resources' facility in Houston, TX. Remote work is NOT possible for this position.