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You will help change the landscape of the small-sat industry, be an integral and unique part of a close knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment, changing the fundamental fabric of how humanity puts things into space. As a Field Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring the launch system foundations & steel structures meet specification and rapidly develop creative solutions to solve the challenges that arise during remote construction operations. You will be the communication focal between engineering and the construction team on the build site. This is a full-time position located at our test facility at Spaceport America, near Las Cruces, NM with periodic travel to our headquarters in Long Beach, CA.
- Ensure the successful implementation of engineering objectives in the field.
- Be the communication focal between engineering and the construction team on the build site.
- Perform surveillance/examinations as work is performed, to ensure that the quality objectives are being met.
- Assist with scheduling and coordination of subcontractors to maintain or improve the project schedule.
- Design and analyze solutions for construction such as tooling, jig, brackets, etc.
- Anticipate needs, identify problems, think creatively, and rapidly produce reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet the ever growing and changing needs of SpinLaunch's research and development efforts
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or closely related field
- Basic knowledge of construction specifications, methods and procedures.
- Ability to apply engineering principles to fabrication, build and construction challenges.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills is a must.
- Willing to travel approximately ~10% to visit headquarters in Long Beach, CA as well as vendors and consultants, as applicable.
- Physically able to handle items weighing up to 45 lbs (unassisted).
- Must be available to work extended hours and weekends (or substitutes shifts) when specific highly-critical manufacturing events dictate as needed.
- Experience with concrete or steel fabrication work.
- Professional Engineering (PE) or Structural Engineering (SE) license
- Experience in Geo-technical Engineering
- Experience managing contracts/ suppliers
- Experience with multi-acre land development projects from inception through completion
- Experience with cost and schedule estimation for large projects including heavy construction
- Experience with fabrication and assembly of systems with structural steel (e.g. skyscraper, bridge, large oil and gas storage tanks)
- High proficiency with structural engineering standards and government permitting processes
- CAD experience. SolidWorks preferred.
- Have been a resident of the state of New Mexico for at least 1 year at any time prior to employment
- Passion for space exploration and creating state-of-the-art systems
SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident ("green card holder") as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15). More information on ITAR can be found here. ( https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ddtc_public?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=%2024d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987 )
SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.