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Position: Spacecraft Designer (3585)
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Description: Praxis, Inc., a leading-edge technology company providing
high-quality engineering and IT services to government and
industry, is searching for a Spacecraft Designer to work
at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
• Use 3-D design tools to design structural elements,
mechanisms, and electronic enclosures for satellites and
space vehicles
• Work with mechanical and aerospace engineers to design
elements that fulfill specific functions and meet the
engineering requirements for space vehicles.
• Use ASME standards for drawings and be able to apply
their experience and judgment on materials, finishes, and
machining techniques to ensure that the elements that are
designed integrate well with the overall design.

Required Skills & Qualifications
• 5 years’ experience as a mechanical designer, with
experience in designing aerospace structures and
components strongly.
• A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in engineering or
engineering science is preferred, but not required.
• Expertise in one or more 3-D design tools (Unigraphics
experience is strongly preferred).
• Ability to work with engineers and other designers on a
daily basis during the design and development phase.
• Excellent communication skills, team oriented, flexible,
innovative and able to perform well in an unstructured
environment are all required.

Security Clearance:
• Must be a US Citizen
• Selected applicant will be subject to a government
security investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements associated with access to classified
• A Secret clearance is required immediately. Ability to
obtain higher clearance desired.

Praxis, Inc. offers a professional working environment,
competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package
including paid personal leave and holidays, salary
deferrals into a 401(k) matching plan with instant vesting
on company contributions, tuition reimbursement, a
short/long term disability plan, and medical, dental, and
vision insurance.

To apply for this position, please use our employment
website:, select the
position you are interested in, and click on “apply for
this job”. Only those candidates invited for an
interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon
the qualifying applicant undergoing a comprehensive
background check. Submittals without salary requirements
may not be reviewed.

Praxis, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender,
religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic
origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.
Praxis, Inc. promotes affirmative action for minorities,
women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 2015-03-05
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