02 Jan
Lead Thermal Engineer
California, Paloalto , 94301 Paloalto USA

Please review the job details below.At Maxar, we are excited to have a multitude of programs, including joining NASA in exploring the cosmos and putting people back on the moon!Maxar is currently seeking a Lead Thermal Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. In this key role, you will help guide new programs which will enable timely design and manufacture of satellite systems. In addition, you will lead the Thermal project or program team in research, design, development, analysis and evaluation of mechanical components, systems and packages for space or ground systems.Responsibilities:

  • Lead thermal project or program team in determining design requirements, generating engineering plans and documentation.
  • Lead thermal project or program team in system and/or component analysis and tests. May initiate engineering changes.
  • Lead thermal project or program team in specialized research or engineering studies.
  • Project manage thermal efforts for project or program.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports on work performed.
  • Lead thermal effort and other related problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors such as cost, quality, reliability, manufacturability, impact to schedule, and process improvement.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Provide functional guidance to less experienced technical personnel.
  • May assist cost account manager with developing project budgets and managing project costs.
  • May assist in technical writing or review of proposals.
  • Cross functional collaboration through coordination of internal and external teams.
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills.
  • Special projects and other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or related discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. A Master's degree may count for 2 years of experience.
  • Understanding of mathematics, physics, and chemistry as they relate to mechanical components and systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with thermal analysis software such as Thermal Desktop or similar.
  • Willing and able to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance with CI Polygraph.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer aided design tools such as Creo and AutoCAD
  • University coursework in heat transfer
  • Experience leading project teams
  • Experience with thermal testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding project and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Systems-level thinking
  • Unbridled enthusiasm for the endless possibilities of space exploration and cutting-edge technology advancement
Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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