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Production Engineer, Off-Planet Systems

ICON is looking for a Production Engineer to assist in our R&D efforts.  As a Production Engineer,  you will be responsible for procurement, manufacturing, and assembly of systems to enable off-world construction; including both those systems and the ground support equipment that they require.  This role is based locally in ICON’s Austin, TX laboratories, and will report to the Director of Off-planet Systems in the Strategic R&D Department.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own all production activities for prototypes, test set-ups, support equipment, and flight robotic systems.
  • Contribute to our Design Review Process, and be fluent in spacecraft engineering challenges. 
  • Understand the product to help ensure they meet applicable standards.
  • Interface with specialty vendors, including suppliers of exotic and hazardous materials.
  • Procure bespoke and COTS components.
  • Create and manage milestone schedules for the production of complex, high-tech assemblies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to procure, fabricate, test, and ultimately fly the hardware you have designed.
  • Perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work at a moment’s notice).
  • Establish individual and team goals consistent with overall company OKRs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. degree in engineering discipline, business management, operations, or related field
  • Experience in supply chain, procurement, manufacturing, integration, or another relevant field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be profoundly, and proactively organized.
  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, G-suite, etc.
  • Ability to work with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with procurement, production, and assembly of robotic systems or industrial equipment.
  • Machined parts procurement experience.
  • Experience in managing schedule and cost for large-scale and dynamic engineering projects.
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, noise, and outdoor conditions.
  • Physical effort may be required for the handling of supplies or materials (up to 50 lbs unassisted).
 
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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ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

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.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?