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Astrobotic is looking for a Structural Analysis Engineer III / Senior 

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic’s headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a second location in Mojave, California. Astrobotic Technology wants you to design structural and mechanical components for lunar landers, which will return America to the Moon. Design and analyze lunar lander structural elements to meet all mission requirements, including launch environments, transit, deployment of payloads, and landing on the lunar surface. Implement the full engineering development cycle, and regularly report to the Mechanical Systems Lead on progress. Note: This position may be filled at multiple levels depending on the candidate’s experience. Job Responsibilities: Performing structural analysis on structure, payloads & mechanisms Develop Finite Element Models (FEMs) of landers primary and secondary structures Analysis of environmental loads such as sine vibration, random vibration, and shock Optimizing components for strength, stiffness & mass Develop novel concepts and designs to complex dynamic problems Writing and presenting technical reports to support milestone reviews and hardware releases Support test campaign development, execution, and data interpretation Working effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and requirements Required Skills & Qualifications: B.S. in Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering Minimum 5 years of experience in a structural or dynamic analysis Proficiency with finite element analysis (FEA) including pre/post processing, scripting, and solvers (ANSYS preferred) Experience with structural dynamics (modal, random vibration, acoustic & shock) Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills Desired Skills & Qualifications: M.S. in Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering 10 years of experience in a structural or dynamic analysis Experience developing primary structure and mechanical systems for aircraft, rotorcraft, spacecraft or launch vehicles Experience with classical hand calculations (Bruhn, Roark, Shigley, Steinberg, etc.) Proficiency with Coupled Loads Analysis (CLA) Demonstrated experience analyzing and correlating vibration test results Experience with Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) Familiarity with composite laminate analysis Familiar with multibody dynamic analysis Understanding of fatigue and fracture mechanics (NASGRO) Salary Range: $85,000 – $135,000 The base salary range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for this position will depend on numerous factors including individual performance, business objectives, and the candidates professional experience. Base salary is just one component of Astrobotic’s competitive total rewards strategy. 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. Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to


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