Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mechanical Engineer - Entry Level in Pasadena, California
Mechanical Engineer - Entry Level
New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.
Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
Our Mechanical Engineers have the unique opportunity to build the future of exploration. You'll be a part of mechanical design, fabrication, and testing, research, technology development, and creation of advanced mechanical, thermal, and propulsion systems for spacecrafts going to the furthest reaches of our universe.
Our Mechanical Engineers contribute in the following ways:
Design engineering and drafting
Design data management and control
Maintaining hardware standards, testing standards, and design processes for flight hardware
Computer aided engineering solutions for mechanical design and analysis
Materials analysis, characterization, and testing
Mechanical and electronic fabrication
Opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering
Propulsion, Thermal, & Materials Engineering
Payload & Small Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Fabrication & Test
Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related major.
Minimum of a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA.
Ability to Obtain Work Authorization
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