• Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineer - New Glenn, OLS

    Job Locations US-FL-Merritt Island
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work with a team of engineers and maintenance specialists in the design, specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of ground support equipment and tooling used for launch vehicle production and testing. This team is chartered with supporting the design and procurement of GSE and tooling identified by our engineering and manufacturing staff, and maintaining the equipment to minimize downtime and impacts to launch vehicle production and operations. The GSE group interfaces directly with vehicle production, launch systems, and other test and operational groups. We put a strong emphasis on design capability and hands-on technical ability, as our engineers are directly involved with design, analysis, equipment operation, trouble-shooting, and active engagement with engineering and maintenance personnel. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Design and analysis (FEA and hand calculations) of GSE for production, manufacturing, and testing of launch vehicles and launch vehicle support systems.
    • Coordinate directly with manufacturing, operations, and product development personnel to understand operational requirements and develop GSE to meet those requirements.
    • Develop design specifications, performance specifications, fabrication specifications, acceptance test procedures, and maintenance plans, for development of GSE.
    • Manage external design and fabrication partners through complete project lifecycle (requirements gathering through delivery and acceptance) to ensure GSE is functionally correct and meets requirements set forth in specifications.
    • Coordinate directly with technical personnel to plan and support GSE maintenance activities to ensure equipment availability and operational safety.
    • Participate in manufacturing, operational, and program technical reviews to provide GSE input and considerations.
    • Create and present technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent and adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications.
    • Participate in continuous training and skills development.
    • Travel approx. 10-15%


    • Minimum of a bachelors degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, structural, industrial, or manufacturing engineering; or other major requiring engineering or manufacturing core courses
    • 5+ years’ experience with design and integration of mechanical systems (mechanisms, power transmission components, hydraulics, fluids systems, etc.), electrical systems/components, control systems, support frames/structures, or lifting fixtures.
    • Experience with design specification, procurement, operation, and maintenance of GSE
    • Extremely customer focused with strong communication skills
    • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
    • A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing.
    • Proven ability to drive complex projects to completion
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • Preferred experience working on aerospace development programs, production lines, or field operations in both design and hands-on roles; experience on commercial development programs a plus
    • Experience with Creo and Windchill software
    • Hands on fabrication, assembly, or maintenance experience
    • Understanding of tool control and accountability best practices 


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