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Full-Time

Senior Prototyping Specialist

Posted on 7/3/2024

VAST

VAST

51-200 employees

Private space station development for human missions

Hardware

Compensation Overview

$117.6k - $147.6kAnnually

+ Equity

Expert

Long Beach, CA, USA

Category
Design Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Robotics and Automation Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • 10+ years of experience in hardware prototyping
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Design
  • Experience operating and managing a prototyping shop
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • Specific certifications, as appropriate
Responsibilities
  • Create prototypes to support marketing, design and human systems teams
  • Advise engineers to optimize and accelerate building methods
  • Ensure and educate safe best practices when building prototypes
  • Create and maintain a safe and productive prototyping shop
  • Lead prototype design reviews with astronauts and potential customers
  • Work with exterior vendors to create assets for exhibitions
  • Provide campus-wide reporting on departmental spend, ticketing, and other metrics
  • Assist with badges, International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR) and non-disclosure agreement (NDA) requirements, and safety training
  • Ensure purchase orders are accurate with no cost overruns

Vast is developing Haven-1, the world's first private space station, designed for extended human spaceflight missions and scientific research opportunities, including lunar artificial gravity. The space station is compatible with SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and offers privacy, internet access, and panoramic views of space.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Long Beach, California

Founded

2021

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

19%

2 year growth

505%
INACTIVE