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Associate Stress Engineer



Other Engineering
Littleton, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


Littleton, CO

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Full job description

ExoTerra is a world leader in solar electric propulsion systems and space exploration satellites. The company develops Hall Thrusters, propulsion modules, microsatellites, and launch vehicle upper stages. The company is growing rapidly and has been awarded a number of propulsion module and satellite contracts.

Job Summary:

ExoTerra is seeking a full-time Stress Engineer who will be responsible for completing design, analysis, and test tasks as they relate to Hall-effect Thrusters, xenon and krypton propellant flow control systems, and electronic power systems.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform stress analyses (modal, quasi-static, random vibration, fatigue, tubing), in accordance with industry standards, of systems ranging from components to entire spacecraft, in order to support design development, verify customer requirements, and ensure functionality in applicable flight environments
  • Provide stress analysis support for multiple programs simultaneously
  • Understand customer-specified requirements, interface with customers, present analysis results to customers in design reviews, and prepare reports of analysis results for delivery to customers
  • Support dynamic testing (random vibration, shock) of components and propulsion systems
  • Correlate stress models to test data
  • Support signoff of flight hardware for delivery to customers
  • Contribute to process and efficiency improvements
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with various teams, including program management, design, manufacturing, analysis, etc.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Strong mathematical foundation (calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, etc.)
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Engaged learner
  • Self-starter
  • Location: Littleton, CO (Required)
  • Language: English (Required)
  • Work authorization: United States (Required)

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience with NASTRAN/FEMAP analysis software
  • Experience with stress/dynamic analysis
  • Experience with dynamic testing (random vibration, shock, etc.)
  • Experience with space or satellite hardware


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Full time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 10 Holidays per year
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Education reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Holiday shut down (Christmas to New Year's)
  • Paid time off: 2 weeks Vacation and 1 week Sick Time
  • Parental leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

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