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Mechanical Engineer - Airborne Launch Systems

THE COMPANY

We are SpaceRyde; building Canada’s first rocket to launch small satellites! Pioneering an industry is not an easy task, but with our combination of experienced founders, high-profile investors and bright team, we have achieved many firsts. We have doubled our staff every year, and will reach space in 2023; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

THE ROLE

You will be responsible for the development of SpaceRyde aerial launch systems (e.g. Flying Spider) to carry our rockets to the edge of the atmosphere. You will be in charge of initial conceptual design through to detailed design, analysis, manufacturing, and testing. Aerial launch systems are vital to the success of each rocket launch and the overall mission at SpaceRyde. You will be challenged daily and will need to adapt quickly to achieve tight project deadlines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handling the day-to-day operations of the office, kitchen, and lab.

  • Order, organize and distribute office supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Establish office procedures and policies, and ensure compliance.

  • Receive and distribute incoming mails and parcels to different teams.

  • Prepare financial files and invoices for bookkeeping purposes.

  • File physical and electronic copies of invoices and other documents.

  • Pick up and drop off parts from local suppliers.

  • Arrange accommodation, travel and equipment for off-site work.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating company events to boost team morale.

  • Provide support for various teams as necessary, to meet our goals.

  • Lead the design and development of aerial launch systems and mechanisms.
  • Perform detailed design and analysis, including hand calculations and FEA, and lead internal design reviews.
  • Utilize design for manufacturing principles and work closely with fellow mechanical and manufacturing engineers, as well as external vendors, to drive the manufacturing of our aerial launch systems.
  • Be responsible for project delivery timeline from early design through production, testing, launch, and recovery.
  • Plan and execute testing campaigns for flight hardware validation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering.
  • 2+ years of industrial hands-on experience in design and manufacturing of mechanical components and systems.
  • 2+ years experience with CAD and FEA software packages (SolidWorks and Ansys are preferred).
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks under pressure in an Agile development environment while working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in-person. This position is not remote.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

BONUS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Leadership experience on an engineering or design team.
  • Experience designing components on an aircraft/spacecraft vehicle.
  • Experience with component level and system level mechanical testing.
  • Willingness to take sole ownership of flight critical spacecraft systems.
  • Problem-solving skills such as failure analysis and root cause investigation.
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@spaceryde.com