Location: Huntington Beach

Mechanical Engineer (Internship- Summer 2023)


At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. By joining the team at AF you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with our amazing engineer and science teams. This position will provide you with valuable skills, experience, and mentorship necessary to become a leading professional in your field. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space. 

Job Description

Mechanical Engineering Interships will support developing:

  • Electronics enclosure (includes structural, thermal, and vibration analysis).
  • Low-gravity simulator (physical) requiring knowledge of kinematics and dynamics, optical motion tracking system, and CAD tool.

Basic Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Proof of Eligibility to work in the US
  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must not be otherwise employed for the duration of the internship

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Must have: Solidworks preferred, but any other similar CAD tool experience is acceptable, such as Autodesk Inventor/Fusion 360, NX, Onshape, etc.).
  • Optional, Good to have: Thermal/vibration analysis experience, Ansys is preferred, but other similar FEA software experience is acceptable, such as Autodesk CFD thermal, SimScale, Creo, etc.).
  •  Optional, Good to have: Matlab, Python.
  •  Optional, Good to have: Optical motion tracking system.
  •  Basic knowledge of Kinematics, Statics/Dynamics, Mechatronics, and Linear algebra.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Understanding and history of applying engineering principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in solving mechanical design problems
  • Eager to learn new things
  • Self-starter
  • Currently pursuing a degree in engineering or a STEM-related field
  • Aerospace project or course experience a plus but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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