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Mechanical Engineer - Thrust Vector Control System

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 design, analysis and testing of mechanical components and assemblies for the thrust vector control system of SpaceRyde’s hybrid engines. You will work with engineers from other subsystems to take designs from an initial concept to a fully integrated launch vehicle. 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.

  • Develop mechanical components and assemblies (metallic and composite) from their conceptual design to final testing for the thrust vector control system of hybrid engines.
  • Perform detailed structural and thermal analysis of components including hand calculations and finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Support the development of the thrust vector control system by participating in the integration and system characterization test campaigns.
  • Work closely with fellow mechanical and manufacturing engineers, as well as external vendors, to ensure testability, manufacturability, and low production costs.
  • Work with other subsystem specialists for seamless integration of the components and subsystems in the rocket.
  • Be responsible for project delivery timeline from early design through production, testing, launch, and recovery.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience with CAD and FEA software packages (internship and design team experience is applicable).
  • 3+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience in design, manufacturing, and assembly of metallic and composite components and assemblies.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge of aerospace/mechanical engineering fundamentals including mechanics of materials and composites theory.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication & 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.
  • Extensive proficiency with FEA software (both metallic and  composites, Ansys preferred).
  • Experience and knowledge of electromechanical actuator design.
  • Experience with CFD and thermal analysis.
  • Programming knowledge in Python and/or C/C++.
  • Experience with component level and system level mechanical testing.
  • 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