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Mechanical Engineer, Actuation$100,000 — $120,000

Reflect Orbital

Reflect Orbital

Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Mechanical Engineer, Actuation

Job Posted
June 8, 2024 9:57 PM
Hawthorne CA
Pay Range
$100,000 — $140,000

About The Role

As a Mechanical Engineer focused on actuation, you'll be responsible for the ground up design of novel low-cost, high reliability mechanisms that are critical to the deployment and pointing operation of our reflectors.


Deeply understand actuation concept trade space
Own clean sheet electromechanical actuator design, from concept to production
Design for high reliability in the space environment
Iteratively refine designs through analysis, prototyping and testing
Spec/design, integrate space-rated electric motors
Keep designs functional and low-cost

Ideal Qualifications

You've been previously responsible for in-space actuators or mechanisms
You're intimately familiar with the use of motors, servos and rotating hardware in space
You've seen mechanisms in space fail and you have a deep understanding of why they failed
You have strengths in standard mechanical engineering analysis, with a tilt towards electronics design and integration, and like owning a lot of design work.
You’re open to improving upon the current state of space hardware and changing the “way things are.”
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About us

Reflect Orbital is developing technology to sell sunlight to those who need it. We imagine a future where sunlight continues powering solar farms and providing lighting after the sun sets. We’re a small team of engineers who make progress by building things quickly and iteratively. Time is our greatest constraint. Join us!

Working at Reflect:

We’re an early-stage hardware startup located in Hawthorne, CA.
Reflect is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The annual salary range for this role is stated at the top of this page. Compensation is determined within the range based on your qualifications, experience, and location. Our total compensation package also includes generous equity in Reflect.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or other legally protected statuses.


Reflect Orbital’s success will hinge on our team, which is why our compensation and benefits plan is designed to reward our employees and support their families as generously as we’re able.

Healthcare & Meals

Broad choice of competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance policies.
Healthy lunches provided daily.


At least 5 personal leave days per calendar year for sickness and caretaking.
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