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.

R&D Additive Manufacturing Materials Engineer

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 systems.


  • Serve as a responsible engineer and take extreme ownership of the modeling, designing and testing of metal and metal oxide additive manufacturing processes.
  • Perform in-depth first principles analysis and COMSOL multi-physics modeling to assess.
  • Improve printed part quality via defining novel sequences\ algorithms and by process parameter manipulation.
  • Drive conceptual design, design criteria definition, and component level trades.
  • 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 additive manufacturing systems.
  • Experience with electrical computer-aided design (CAD) and COMSOL Multiphysics software (COMSOL).


  • Strong first-principles engineering fundamentals.
  • Expert understanding of metal and/or metal oxide additive manufacturing processes.
  • 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 3D printer 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.