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Thermal Vacuum Engineer

ICON is looking for a Thermal Vacuum Engineer  to manage all things related to our Thermal Vacuum R&D on ICON’s growing team. As the Thermal Vacuum Engineer at ICON, you will be responsible for ensuring that all of our processes and operations associated with ICON’s vacuum systems in order to advance humanity with our technology. This role will report to the Director of Off-Planet Systems out of ICON’s Austin, TX campus.



  • Operate and maintain high vacuum chambers and pumping equipment.
  • Design, fabricate and procure thermal management systems.
  • Conduct Tvac DOEs on flight and engineering test items.
  • Write test plans and reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar field.
  • 5+ years professional experience in high vacuum systems cryogenic systems.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.


  • Broad spectrum of engineering experience integrating thermal management systems with complex opto-mechanical equipment.
  • Formal knowledge of thermal effects on opto-mechanical systems.
  • Experience in implementation and tuning of related control algorithms.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
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We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.


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