Volt Workforce Solutions Design Engineer in Goleta, California

Design Engineer in Goleta, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contingent

  • Location: Goleta, CA

  • Job Type: Engineering Disciplines

  • Duration: 24 weeks

  • Date Posted: 1/18/2019

  • Job ID: 153483

  • Contact Name Volt Branch

  • Phone 919-782-7440

Job Description

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Volt has partnered with a global leader in the Aerospace industry to offer this opportunity to someone with a strong background in Structures and Mechanism engineering. If interested, please take the time to apply!

Job Title: Design Engineer

Location: Goleta, CA


A Structures and Mechanisms Engineer will be responsible for creating and implementing deployable structures and mechanical actuators at the cutting edge of space technology. Will have ownership of work from the concept creation through design phases and may also participate in manufacturing, testing, and integration of systems.


  • Create, prototype, design, and analyze structures and mechanisms for moving mechanical assemblies such as solar arrays, booms, and other support structures and mechanisms for satellite subsystems.

  • Develop and refine components and subsystems utilizing design skills, hand calculations, and finite element analysis or other modeling tools as needed.

  • Perform detailed 3D designs; generate CAD drawings and related documents, and support manufacturing and assembly of components.

  • Document test plans and procedures

  • Participate and present in internal and external (customer) design reviews

  • Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards common project goals of the program team, matrix organization, and customers.


* 4 years of experience in mechanical design*

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written

  • Ability to multitask and organize/prioritize job assignments in a fast-paced and gated-release engineering development environment.

* Spacecraft/aerospace materials experience for metals, adhesives, thermoplastics, etc.*

  • Ability to regularly work on site in Goleta, CA

  • Proficiency with mechanical computer aided design (CAD) software, preferably design and analysis experience with PTC Creo Parametric 2/3.

  • Practical understanding of GD&T

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint…).

  • Working knowledge of applicable manufacturing processes such as machining, finishing, and rapid prototyping.


  • Master's Degree in applicable area.

  • Demonstrable problem solving skills with hands-on project experience.

  • Candidate has detailed mechanical design knowledge of structures, mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material selection.

  • Experience with FEA analysis, preferably ANSYS or NASTRAN, for structural analysis of designs.

  • 8 or more years of direct Mechanical Engineering experience, preferably in the spacecraft or aerospace industry, with significant project ownership.

  • Must be self-motivated with excellent technical communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in an integrated team and adapt to change and dynamic requirements.

  • Strong communication and analytical skills and discipline with the ability to organize and prioritize job assignments and tasks


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Astronautical, or Aerospace)

As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of support. We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees. Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. Submit your resume today!

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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