Project Engineer (3292 views)

Houghton, MI
April 8, 2019

Orbion Space Technology seeks a well-rounded engineer to join our team as a Project Engineer in Houghton, Michigan.  The ideal candidate is able to lead and execute projects dedicated toward mass production of spacecraft hardware, is self-motivated, and is driven by a fast-paced, exciting, and collaborative work environment. Previous experience with aerospace production activities is desired.


COMPENSATION/BENEFITS. $60,000 – $90,000 starting annual salary based on your knowledge and experience. In addition to the thrill of making monumental changes to the aerospace industry, employees enjoy a flexible work schedule, health insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick days), contribution matching retirement plan, and employee stock ownership. Relocation assistance available.



  • Perform project engineering and team leadership efforts by leveraging established plans, schedules, budgets, designs, and procedures.
  • Leverage established plans to lead multi-disciplinary electric propulsion system development activities, including laboratory testing and data analysis.
  • Plan and lead system requirement verification efforts and test campaigns, including but not limited to, receiving inspections, acceptance tests, and qualification tests.
  • Lead efforts with suppliers and manufacturing shops to source flight components, piece-parts, and sub-assemblies.



We are looking for professionals with keen industry knowledge and experience. Strong candidates for this position possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or a directly related degree required; Master’s degree a bonus.
  • 2 years’ experience in a production environment, preferably in aerospace.
  • A solid understanding of applicable engineering principles, business practices, and experience working directly with hardware in the aerospace industry is highly desired.
  • Experience with modeling tools desired, including creating solid models, as well as executing and interpreting structural, thermal, fluid, and magnetic field models.
  • Great communication skills, technical depth, breadth, and passion will enable you to work effectively with cross functional (electrical, mechanical, software, system, test) product development teams.
  • An ability to collaborate in a team setting as well be an active individual contributor.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion (10-15%).


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