About the RoleStudents assembling a CubeSat

The Space Science and Engineering Lab develops small satellites (called CubeSats), sounding rockets, and high-altitude balloon payloads that collect scientific measurements. The mechanical engineer will be in charge of designing, analyzing, building, and testing custom mechanical structures and mechanisms to facilitate scientific experiments. This is a technical role that will require good attention to detail and situational adaptability.

Essential Skills

  • Familiarization with mechanical systems in some capacity (i.e. though hobbies or coursework)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience with SOLIDWORKS or equivalent CAD software
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, especially when working with a team
  • At least eight hours per week of availability

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques
  • Machine shop experience (mill and lathe, manual/CNC)
  • Experience using MATLAB or Python
  • Knowledge of GD&T standards
  • Previous experience working on a project with a team
  • Capacity to work on/research problems independently

How to Apply

To apply, fill out the SSEL Student Application and send your resumé (optional) to ssel@montana.edu. Please include the position title in the subject line.