Wire Harness Design Engineer

Tukwila, WA
Added: April 25, 2024
LeoStella is a state-of-the-art small satellite design and manufacturing company based in the Seattle area. At LeoStella, we are redefining how high-quality satellite constellations are built at scale. Our focus is on developing and using intelligent and agile engineering and manufacturing processes to accelerate the development and production of small-sat constellations, all while lowering costs and increasing on-orbit capabilities.

The work we do at LeoStella is helping organizations and markets change the world by removing the barriers to building satellite constellations. This is an opportunity to join a collaborative, high performing team focused on changing the paradigm in satellite development and production!

Position Description:

As a Wire Harness Design Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and designing wire harness and cables from a concept and preliminary state through release of detailed manufacturing documentation. You will ingest system documentation (requirements, interconnect diagrams, schematics, etc.) and collaborate with an agile, multi-disciplinary team to develop initial concepts based on stated requirements and objectives, then mature that design using LeoStella’s best practices and your own engineering judgement. You will create designs using 3D CAD software (Creo), select parts and materials, and generate and maintain manufacturing documentation. You will work closely with our manufacturing team and external suppliers to aid in the assembly and verification of your designs so you should feel comfortable in a production environment, handling flight hardware, and coordinating with external parties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop plans with program management to meet program objectives for wire harness design and delivery and manage a small team to execute to these plans
  • Design spacecraft wire harness with 3D CAD modeling software (Creo), based on provided system documentation
  • Generate and maintain engineering and manufacturing documentation such as drawings, bills of materials, etc
  • Document design, analysis, and test results in technical reports and presentations
  • Coordinate engineering design packages with systems engineers, electrical engineers, manufacturing, quality, and program management
  • Participate in other aspects of satellite mechanical design and/or systems engineering as necessary
  • Use engineering judgement to make decisions when all required data may not be available

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (or more advanced) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience designing wire harness in an aerospace industry including 3D modeling, parts selection, 2D drawing creation, manufacturing and assembly support
  • Experience with PTC Creo (Pro Engineer)
  • Experience with PTC Windchill or PDM Essentials strongly desired
  • Demonstrable experience maturing designs from initial concepts to detailed manufacturing drawings and into production
  • Working knowledge of the ANSI Y14.5 dimensioning and tolerancing specification
  • Experience writing manufacturing & assembly work instructions and test plans
  • Must be a US Person

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience creating wire harness schematics
  • Experience with Creo Schematics software

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Compensation range is $120k-$170k and 10% target bonus
    • Your level/title, base salary, and bonus will be determined on a case by case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience
    • Base salary is one part of your total rewards package - you may also be eligible for up to 10+% potential bonuses. Additional employee benefits are detailed below as well
  • Employee Benefits include:
    • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability
    • 401(k) - matching 50% of contributions, up to 6% of your base salary
    • Supplemental paid parental leave
  • Paid Time Off and Flexible Schedule: You may accrue 156 hours of paid time off per year, in addition to 8 company holidays. You may also have the choice to take Flexible Friday off every other week

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. .

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