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Mechanical Engineer, Human Systems



Other 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.

Vast is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to help with the design and maintenance of CAD models for Haven, our artificial gravity space station.


  • Perform mechanical design and analysis, develop manufacturing drawings, test plans, and concept of operations and follow hardware through the entire process.
  • Lead trades and own interfaces with all sub systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or physics
  • 3+ years of experience working professionally with NX and/or CAD
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing GD&T

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with at least one commercial FEA or multiphysics simulation package (NASTRAN, ABAQUS, ANSYS, CFD codes, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to own hardware or systems within an integrated engineering team outside a classroom setting.
  • Analytical/scientific programming experience (Python, Matlab, Excel, etc.).
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.