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Motiv Space Systems is an innovative provider of motion control and robotic system solutions for extreme environments. Among multiple exciting projects currently in work, we are in the process of developing the next generation robotic arm for JPL/NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Mission. By employing the best people we offer our customers a partner capable of executing the full spectrum of engineering through manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems. We pride ourselves on rapid response and on time delivery because orbital mechanics don’t change based on supply chain schedules. The Motiv team is passionate about what we do and we look forward to tackling challenging projects.

Configuration Design Engineer

Standard Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Company Bonus Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Health Insurance (100% of all premiums for individual and family covered)
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation/Sick Accruals

Job Description

The Configuration Design Engineer will be responsible for organizing, managing, and directly contributing engineering content to large CAD assemblies that serve as the primary controlled configuration(s) for a given program or programs.

Classification: At-will; Exempt; Salaried
Reports To: Vice President, Operations
Location: Pasadena, CA
Work Environment: Office/Lab
Citizenship Requirement: Motiv Space Systems, Inc. positions require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour work week (some overtime may be required)

Duties and Responsibilities

Configuration Design Engineer’s responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage CAD top-level (or high-level) configurations to which team members contribute their own CAD concepts and designs
  • Organize and maintain top-level configurations to send to the customer for standalone purposes or integration into higher-level assemblies
  • Bring to light potential engineering conflicts between team contributors throughout the development cycle of the program
  • Produce formal information of and from the configuration in the form of source-control and interface-control drawings, envelope/volume drawings, and assembly drawings

Essential Job Functions/Core Competencies

  • Ability to manage large CAD assemblies in SolidWorks, often with many nested sub-configurations
  • Ability to work with team member CAD sub-assemblies in absence of a formal product data manager (PDM), essentially serving the function of a PDM
  • Creative abilities regarding configurational packaging and arrangement, and an understanding of competing engineering concerns that affect the development of configurations

Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified, or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.

Education, Experience, and Training

  • 6+ years of experience
  • Excellent formal and informal documentation skills
  • Must have broad expertise or knowledge in:
    • SolidWorks, especially large assemblies and multi-sheet drawings
    • GD&T as it pertains to interface control and source control drawings
    • The engineering development cycle of large assemblies, conceptual to final design
    • The development cycle of space flight systems

Motiv Space Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As we work to build the future of space and space robotics, it is our mission to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Driving pioneering space missions and designing robotic infrastructure require the best talent possible, so we encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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