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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Automation)

Terran Orbital Corporation

This is a Full-time position in irvine, CA posted January 3, 2023.


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. ?We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions.? We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in machine, robotics, and industrial automation. The?Position?would be responsible for designing automation stations/lines, robot tooling, and fixtures. A candidate in this role would also be responsible work with the automation team to provide automation design concepts and solutions. Reporting to the Automation Manager, the Position will have extensive experience in automation.

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Design automation station and tooling & fixture?
  • Generate and review design drawings and specification documents
  • Deliver automation solutions and design concepts
  • Perform automation and tooling fixture design services for new automation projects
  • Track project deliverables, and provide status updates to the project team?


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering and 8 years’ experience, or Master’s degree In Engineering and 5 years’ experience
  • Minimum of 8 years applicable automation system experience
  • Minimum of 5 years in the mechanical design
  • Ability to generate mechanical drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of UL standards and OSHA regulations
  • Strong Knowledge of automation system, including hydraulic and pneumatic and robot system
  • Demonstrate good organizational and time utilization skills
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of 3D design software: SolidWorks
  • Ability to work both with team and independently
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills with an ability to interact well with a variety of personalities, discipline skills and educational levels
  • Hands on mechanical skills?
  • Energy and passion to invent and create new solutions, challenge the status quo and drive positive change
  • Ability and willingness to go above and beyond one’s comfort zone when it comes to learning about other


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO


Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at?

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (adjust as needed)

This is largely a sedentary role with heavy computer usage. Position may require incumbent to move files, walk around the office, and bend/stand as necessary.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (adjust as needed)

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.? In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employees in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

This job description does not alter the “At-Will” nature of the position. Employment with the Company will remain “at-will” unless otherwise stated in a written agreement signed by the President of the Company.? This means that either the Company or the employee can terminate the employment at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.