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Mechanical Engineer: Johnson Space Center

Company: Pacific Architects and Engineers Incorporated - Mi
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Mechanical Engineer: Johnson Space Center


Company Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Employees are required to:

  • Comply with all applicable safety- and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures;
  • Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely;
  • Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions; and
  • Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

Purpose of the position

Will perform assigned mechanical engineering duties as a PAE employee onsite at the NASA Johnson Space Center.  Designing, planning and conceptualization of new and existing facilities.  Designs and analyzes hardware, components and mechanical systems for the development of new and/or support of facilities. Designs mechanical systems and provides mechanical engineering support.

Principal Responsibilities of the Position

  • Responsible for designing, planning and conceptualization of new and existing NASA facilities. Participate in mechanical design meetings to prepare project plans and objectives in conjunction with business development, product support and other team members.
  • Develops and analyzes mechanical designs for current and conceptualized hardware, components and systems. Prepares plans and drawings using design software.
  • Examines and evaluates mechanical designs for feasibility.
  • Participates in reviews of and interfaces with suppliers, vendors/contractors and cross functional teams to ensure necessary resources are available for product implementation. Provides expertise to production staff to ensure accurate production of product.
  • Researches new technology and/or development tools to remain informed of current technology.
  • Performs job walks to facilitate the development of the details for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mechanical systems.
  • Examines and evaluates mechanical designs for feasibility.
  • Prepares mechanical plans and drawings using AutoCAD and/or Micro Station design software.
  • Perform conceptual designs as part of a multi-engineering discipline team (mechanical, electrical, structural, civil) team, while meeting the Design Criteria.
  • Participates in design reviews and implements required changes.
  • Provide mechanical engineering support as needed.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Ten or more years of experience in mechanical engineering or product design and development.
  • Experience working with mechanical design principles and practices.
  • Experience working with product design principles.
  • Experience working with drawing standards including tolerances and detailed drawings.
  • Experience working with production processes to include fabrication, plastic injection molding, metal forming and/or machining processes.
  • Professional Engineering License


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain required NASA badge.
  • Must be able to provide a certified Birth Certificate (with state seal), Passport, or INS Citizenship documents on date of hire (candidate will be sent home if this paperwork is not provided upon arrival on date of hire).
  • Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.
  • Must have, and maintain, a valid Texas driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a Pre-Employment background check and drug screen test. 
  • Clean, neat, and professional personal appearance.
  • Will insure quality and completeness of work in a safe and timely manner as well as insuring areas worked are clean, neat and ready for Customer’s needs when complete.

Special Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Skills in computer assisted design (CAD) software such as Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, and Micro Station, etc.
  • Skills in Microsoft suite a must.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills for the design and testing of prototype(s) through product release.
  • Organization and time management skills to maintain project deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members, vendors and contractors.
  • Communication skills to interact with internal and external personnel and to convey project intent.
  • Ability to use common power and hand tools and electrical and tolerance measuring devices and equipment for the development of prototypes
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Dexterity to operate office and field equipment as required by the position.



  • Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred.



PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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