Thermal Engineer


Tokyo, Japan

Job Description

We are looking for Thermal engineer to join our team and develop tomorrow’s lunar exploration technologies. This position is based in Tokyo, Japan.

The ideal candidate will have a broad experience in the Mechanical and Thermal design of space mechanisms and structures.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Support the structural and thermal design efforts for spacecraft system development including lander and other transportation system elements;
  • Design structural components of the lander with conducting thermal computational analyses;
  • Support the completion of the component design specification and the design reviews;
  • Support preliminary design including trade studies, material, component, manufacturing process selection, and design validation;
  • Support the test preparation of test plan, the report, the analyses of test data, and the JIG designs for component and system tests;
  • Support the thermal model building and perform the thermal analysis to predict temperatures for the engineering and the flight models;
  • Evaluate nonconformance materials from design and analysis perspectives and prepare the report;
  • Support detailed design of lander system for thermal, and operational performance;
  • Support rapid prototyping, hardware assembly, integrating and testing including travel to test sites;
  • Report to the team lead and the group manager;
  • Lead to build a strong team with effective communications;
  • Maintain proactive coordination between teams to balance and achieve project goal.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience)

  • BS and/or MS in mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering;
  • More than 3 years of experience in the design of aerospace applications;
  • Knowledge of thermal design and analysis for satellite or spacecraft;
  • Proficiency in Thermal Desktop for thermal analysis or equivalent software;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills;
  • Comfortable with change, fast-pace environment, and learning new things;
  • Proactive attitude, team player, and strong responsibility for own works.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Experience with CAD software packages and drawing makings;
  • Proficiency in Solidworks, FEmap, NASTRAN (or equivalent) software packages;
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, material selection, and fabrication processes for spaceflight hardware or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimension and Tolerance (GD&T) and of the stack-up calculation method for drawing tolerances (i.e. RSS);
  • Experience in new industrial development project in aerospace or aviation field;
  • Experience of leading a team more than one year;
  • Speaking and writing skills in English and Japanese.

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