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Mechanical Design Engineer

Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Mechanical Design Engineer

Houston Texas

About Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines is an innovative and cutting-edge space company making cislunar space accessible to both public and private customers. Our mission is to further science and exploration, communications, and economic progress from the Earth to the Moon and beyond. With the first commercial lunar landing in history, multiple NASA lunar missions in development, and additional private missions on our manifest, we pride

ourselves in supporting our customers and the nation in paving the way to return

humans to the surface of the Moon. Our world-class team includes experts in all

aspects of spacecraft subsystems design, development, and test, on-orbit operations,

and safety.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join our dynamic engineering team. The Mechanical Design Engineer will play a key role in the design and development of aerospace components and systems, from concept to production. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechanical engineering, proficiency in CAD software, and a passion for space exploration.


  • Lead the design and development of mechanical components and systems for aerospace applications, including spacecraft, landers, robotic systems, and payloads.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including systems engineering, electrical engineering, and manufacturing, to define design requirements and specifications.

  • Generate 3D models, detailed drawings, and technical documentation using CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA).

  • Perform structural analysis and simulation to evaluate the performance and integrity of mechanical designs under various operating conditions, including thermal, vibration, and load environments.

  • Optimize designs for weight, strength, and manufacturability while meeting project requirements and safety standards.

  • Create prototypes and test articles to validate design concepts and performance characteristics.

  • Plan and conduct mechanical tests and evaluations, analyze test data, and make recommendations for design improvements.

  • Work closely with test engineers and technicians to ensure testing objectives are met efficiently and accurately.

  • Prepare technical reports, design reviews, and presentations to communicate project status, findings, and recommendations to internal stakeholders and external partners.

  • Maintain accurate documentation of design changes, revisions, and design history throughout the product lifecycle.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical design engineering, preferably in the aerospace or defense industry. Experience in space related work is a plus.

  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks) or CREO.

  • Strong understanding of engineering principles, materials science, and manufacturing processes.

  • Experience with structural analysis and simulation software (e.g., ANSYS, Nastran).

  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations related to aerospace design and certification (e.g., ASME, NASA standards).

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

US EEO Statement

Intuitive Machines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,

creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth,breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding),

age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical

disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.