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Position: Senior Spacecraft Designer (3586)
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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 Senior Spacecraft Designer to
work at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
the following:
• Use 3-D design tools to design complex structural
elements, mechanisms, electronic enclosures, and thermal
control components of 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.
• Provide expertise and guidance to junior designers.
Successful candidates should be familiar with ASME
standards for drawings and be able to apply their
experience and judgment on materials, finishes, and
machining techniques to ensure that the elements he
designs integrate well with the overall design.

Required Skills & Qualifications
• 25 years’ experience as a mechanical designer, with a
minimum of 15 years’ experience in designing aerospace
structures and components.
• A Bachelor’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 on a daily basis during
the design and development phase of complex, precise,
highly reliable aerospace components.
• 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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