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Integration Engineer



Software Engineering
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

As an Integration Engineer, you will be using your knowledge and experience to develop creative solutions to complex assembly and production problems. Your work will involve spacecraft and launch vehicles that will deliver the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our customers. You will play a critical role in our development and production teams creating integration procedures and processes for efficient manufacturability. Your input will be vital in designing and developing new and existing hardware to support the mission.


  • Responsible for the assembly and inspection procedures for the structural, propulsion and avionics assembly and integration of the spacecraft and launch vehicle.
  • Ensure integration procedures are continuously evolving to reflect the most efficient assembly practices.
  • Develop, qualify, and refine manufacturing processes to meet all requirements including safety, quality, efficiency, and delivery.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to solve complex production issues.
  • Work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and implementation in a continuously evolving production environment.
  • Document and provide resolution to non-conformances and collaborate with the quality team to implement root cause corrective actions.
  • Identify, develop, plan and refine floor layout updates to maximize efficiency in the workflow of production hardware.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, manufacturing, aerospace, materials or industrial engineering
  • 4+ years of engineering experience in manufacturing (internship experience qualifies)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with the build, assembly, or integration of large mechanical assemblies and subassemblies.
  • Knowledge of metallic manufacturing techniques, processes, and equipment related to welding, metal forming, fastening, drilling, bonding and automation.
  • Mechanical component and/or tooling design and analysis experience using 3D CAD software.
  • Experience transitioning complex products from R&D to high-volume manufacturing.
  • Experience writing work instructions and procedures for critical aerospace parts in a production environment within the aerospace industry.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.