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Mechanical Tool Design Engineer 3

United Launch Alliance, LLC • Decatur, AL
2 months ago

Mechanical Tool Design Engineer 3


Decatur, AL

Production Operations

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA employee, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!

Your Role: What you'll be doing

  • Researches, designs and develops instruments, automation controls, engines, machines, mechanisms, hydraulics, heat transfer, cryogenic and ordnance components and systems that are used in the transmission, measurement and use of energy.
  • Application of mechanical engineering principles to the planning, design, development and testing of mechanical systems and tools needed for testing and/or build applications.
  • Consideration of such factors as accessibility, mobility, and performance requirements play a factory in the design.
  • Creates, revises and maintains engineering bill of materials.
  • Develops data package (e.g., tool usage instructions, procurement information, test plan, etc.) to satisfy design release requirements.
  • Develops and prepares work packages for tool fabrication.
  • Develops, authorizes and implements methods and interim solutions for damaged and unsafe tools and equipment to meet functional requirements.
  • Experience with Non-Conformance resolution, disposition, and corrective action.
  • Analyzes and establishes preventive maintenance requirements for tools.
  • Participates in tool/equipment “prove and complete” operations to ensure requirements are met. Understands design-engineering changes relative to maintaining engineering configurations.

Your Background: What education and experience you'll need

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 4 - 8 years of experience.

Your Background: What skills you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • This engineering function works with design engineers to ensure all products meet design requirements and can be manufactured efficiently.
  • Assessing and interpreting engineering drawings & specs, industry/government standards, and information technology fluency are essential.
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensures processes and procedures comply with regulations.
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices, capabilities, accuracies and limitations.
  • Trained and efficient in Geometrical, Design, and Tolerancing
  • Training or experience in a CAD software such as NX, CREO, Catia, etc

Relocation Available


About ULA: What makes us different

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees.
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments

Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination, in full, and must receive at least the first dose (if part of a two-dose vaccine) prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster ( | ) and Right to Work poster ( | ).

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** Mechanical Tool Design Engineer 3 | United Launch Alliance**