Amazon Sr Mechanical Engineer - Kuiper Tooling/GSE, Kuiper in Redmond, Washington
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for Kuiper Tooling, you will support the program on the transition from development into stable production. You will develop, design, analyze, and implement custom tooling and equipment required for assembling and testing the satellite. You will need to convert the requests from various teams into systems that are easy to use, cost effective, and accurate. In addition, you will be responsible for project management, cost estimate and scheduling.
This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you’ll work with leaders in multiple technology areas. You’ll have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve your product’s performance, quality and cost. We want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today. Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment. We will need to tackle problems that span a variety of domains.
Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
Key job responsibilities
Work with vehicle, manufacturing, integration and operation teams to define and conceive creative solutions to unique problems.
Design fixtures, mechanisms, and other types of hardware to support safe, efficient, and reliable testing of satellite components.
Utilize engineering fundamentals to validate the design including hand-calculations and Finite Element Analysis.
Geometric design using 3D CAD (NX) for parts and assemblies and 2D engineering drawings to communicate design intent.
Project manage execution of design including budgeting, scheduling and working with manufacturing teams and vendors.
Work directly with manufacturing and operation teams on commissioning designs on production floor.
A day in the life
This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you’ll work with leaders in multiple technology areas. You’ll have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve your product’s performance, quality and cost. We want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.
About the team
The Kuiper Tooling team is responsible for designing and commissioning the hard tooling, mechanisms, jigs, and integrated machines used for satellite production. This is a team of engineers and support technicians that provide in-house unique and creative solutions on tight timelines.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Redmond, WA, USA
BS in mechanical, structural or aerospace engineering or equivalent experience
5+ years hardware design and testing experience
2+ years experience with hand-calculations and Finite Element Analysis
Experience with the project management of technical projects
Masters in mechanical, structural or aerospace engineering, or equivalent
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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $114,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $213,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.