P0015 Mechanical Engineer 


Job Description   

X-Bow is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to help us develop an innovative new manufacturing approach for energetic materials, including solid rocket motor propellant, using state-of-the-art robotics and automation.  



This position is located in Socorro, NM 



  • Design, analysis, fabrication and test of a complex robotic additive manufacturing system for energetic materials 

  • Specification and installation of industrial manufacturing equipment, including mixers, pumps, valves, vacuum systems, material feed and metering systems. 

  • Design, analysis, fabrication, checkout and installation of associated mechanisms. 

  • Work with Chemists and Chemical Engineers to debug, characterize and optimize the manufacturing process. 

  • Mechanical requirements development, flow-down and verification 

  • Read and interpret technical drawings and specifications  

  • Prepare complete and comprehensive reports  

  • Maintaining traceable Quality and Mission Assurance practices 

  • Proactively maintain a safe work and test environment at all times 


Experience and Skill Requirements 

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience (preferably 5+ years) robotics and/or automated manufacturing systems 

  • Hands-on proficiency with mechanisms and mechanical systems, such as the ability to disassemble, modify and reassemble industrial equipment.  

  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement creative solutions to unique mechanical problems. 

  • Comprehensive experience with CAD design and analysis, preferably in SolidWorks, including drafting, drawings & configuration control. 

  • Familiarity with structural design practices & aerospace design processes, margins and qualification standards. 

  • Experience with fluid systems is a plus but not required.   

  • Experience working with Data Acquisition Systems & PLCs a plus. 

  • Spacecraft or launch vehicle design experience is a plus but not required. 

  • Basic communication, computer and management skills  

  • Strong project planning, critical thinking, written and oral communication skills are required as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) 

  • Contribute to and operate effectively with a multi-disciplinary technical team for research, development, and manufacturing activities  


This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (plus minimum experience above).  


General Requirements 

Must be a US Citizen. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information; having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.  



X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. (pronounced “Crossbow”) is an U.S. defense technology and rocket propulsion company that has developed an innovative, low-cost method to manufacture solid rocket motors. Our propulsion technology, combined with our space launch and modular boost platforms, make us a unique and highly desirable aerospace supplier to the defense and national security industries.  

As an employee at X-Bow, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a range of diverse activities to apply X-Bow’s unique technologies as well as the flexibility to focus on areas that will further your individual professional interests and career path. In this position, you will serve a critical role in helping us execute advanced technology projects and conduct space launch programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies.    

We are looking for a candidate who combines strong communication, organization, and management skills with broad interests and experience in the aerospace industry. As a key member of a small, dynamic, and highly skilled team you will be expected to actively collaborate with others as well as work independently to successfully accomplish assignments and responsibilities. Creativity and methodical problem solving are both required.    

Additionally, we are looking for someone energetic, flexible, and adaptable, who is enthusiastic about being an integral part of a highly competent and successful team.   


ITAR Requirements 

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.   


General Disclosure 

X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with X-Bow Launch Systems, Inc. is based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Whatever you intersection of identities you are welcome at X-Bow. 


We are a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandated Employer. As a Federal Contractor, we require background check as a condition of hire. 











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