Mechanical Engineer, Sr | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO $110000.00 to $165000.00 per year

Mechanical Engineer, Senior | York Space Systems 


York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team. 


York Space Systems is looking for a talented Senior Mechanical Design Engineer that can turn complex design requirements into an affordable-to-produce and easy-to-assemble design for high-rate production using manufacturing best practices. We are seeking someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and jumps at the chance to exercise their engineering skills, in addition to their CAD skills, to advance the design and industry.  Aerospace specific experience is desired, but not a requirement.  



  • Engineer mechanical design solutions for both spacecraft flight hardware and mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) 

  • Create designs with DFM/DFA with rate manufacturing in mind.  

  • Perform preliminary FEA, higher level hand calculations, and fastener margins to help ensure a feasible design.  

  • Create component drawings with appropriate GD&T, that can be affordably produced. 

  • Develop assembly drawings, fabrication procedures, and build instructions working with the integration team.  

  • Coordinate with across engineering on clean sheet designs and design improvements 

  • Interface directly with programs and the end customer on high level and detail level design needs and requirements.  

  • Coordinate with test engineers to prepare and execute test plans as the ME responsible engineer while performing root cause analyses if/when errors arise.  

  • Interface with suppliers to produce designs and optimize designs for cost and lead time. 

  • Support peers through checking and collaboration to ensure best practices is implemented on all products developed within the team. 



  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related technical field.  

  • 4+ years of experience as a mechanical design engineer.  Experience with space vehicle design and/or ground support equipment is preferred.  

  • Strong understanding of what is needed for high-quality mechanical systems.  

  • Experience with configuration control, the lifecycle of a design release and PLM. 

  • Experience with materials, joints, bonding and how these choices affect designs.  Bonus qualification is an understanding of the spacecraft mission regarding thermal loads, structural margin and resiliency, off-gassing, and more. 

  • Experience with manufacturing best practices for design tolerancing, fabrication methodologies and assembly. 

  • Excellent Solidworks (or similar) CAD skills. 

  • Demonstrates self-initiated work in a team environment with strong leadership skills. 

  • Bonus qualification is any experience in the life cycle of spacecraft (or similar) development: design, build, and test. 

  • Bonus qualification is experience with model based definition and 3D PDF generation and checking. 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. security clearance.  


York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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