Materials Engineer

Work to build humanity’s future in space — enable people to go to the moon, Mars, and beyond.

Made in Space, Inc. is developing breakthrough manufacturing technologies for space and terrestrial spin-offs.

Our goal: radically change the way we do space missions today by building everything you need for space, in space.

Among many other projects, Made In Space launched the commercially available Additive Manufacturing Facility to the ISS in 2016.

Job Overview:

+ Material/process specification and data development for the design, manufacture and certification of hardware
+ Research and development functions on materials to be manufactured in space (thermal vac/radiation env.)
+ Developing new or improved materials/processes/fabrication and assembly techniques


+ BS in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or related field
+ Experience with a broad range of materials (metal alloys, polymers, composites, ceramics, etc.)
+ Knowledge in methods of manufacturing: Machining, Casting, Vacuum forming, Injection molding, Composite materials, etc.
+ Demonstrated design knowledge/understanding in CAD and related engineering
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
+ Excitement about space and a startup environment
+ 2-5+ years experience
+ Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

Preferred Skills and Experience:

+ MS or PhD in Materials Engineering, Materials Science, or related field
+ Development of advanced materials
+ Expertise with one of the following materials: metal alloys, polymers, composites, ceramics, etc.
+ Knowledge and demonstrated use of 3D printing technology (particularly with a materials focus)
+ Technical report writing, proposal writing, documentation skill set