Ground Mechanical Engineer
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ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.

Company Stage


Total Funding





El Segundo, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil or similar field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in space, aerospace, or equivalent professional environments with direct hands-on experience performing test on mechanical systems
  • Experience in structural design, analysis, build and integration of large structures
  • Experience with components, such as valves, regulators, hydraulic actuators, pressure transducers, etc
  • Experience designing and operating closed-loop control hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Experience working across engineering groups to define requirements and implement solutions
  • Experience with NX or other CAD system
  • M.S. from an accredited university in engineering or science
  • Experience working with high-pressure systems
  • Ability to size fluid components based on flow, pressure, and thermal requirements
  • Experience with Teamcenter or other PLM system
  • Experience working with cryogenic fluid systems
  • Experience routing fluid and electrical systems in complex assemblies
  • Interface with technicians to coordinate builds, logistics, support, and requirements
  • Ability to develop and review complex fluid P&IDs
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to-end ownership
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)
  • Take full ownership for designing mechanical support structures from clean sheet design, through commissioning
  • Responsible for all aspects of assigned mechanical project/product lifecycle: gathering requirements, conceptual design, material and vendor selection, analysis (hand calculations and FEA), CAD/drawing generation, manufacturing, testing, and system commissioning
  • Work with fluids and electrical engineers to ensure clean cross functional design
  • Create and present technical documentation that clearly conveys design intent and adherence to standards, requirements, and specifications
  • Work with test engineers to gather develop test requirements, to ensure testing will validate design requirements. Contribute to planning, analysis, documentation, and execution of test campaigns
  • Collaborate with internal manufacturing teams and external manufacturing vendors to deliver quality MGSE systems
  • Manage the project's schedule, budget, milestones, and track status
  • Mentor other engineers and technicians on the team