Mechanical Engineer

CompensationUp-to $17/hour
TypeUndergraduate
TypeGraduate
Commitment40 hrs/w
Start DateSpring 2022

Semesters

This position may have additional semesters if the allocation of further funding is available. Most positions involve 40 hrs/week during the summer and 10-20 hrs/week when classes occur. The guaranteed semesters for this position are:

  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022

Description

Develop science instruments that survey the lunar surface for resources and determine their properties in-situ & develop a large semi-automous field rover. Funded by NASA

Tasks

  • Become familiar with mechanical workings of the HOPLITe rover.
  • Integrate science instrument payloads onto HOPLITE.
  • Test HOPLITE in the field at the KRC.
  • Maintain HOPLITE mechanical subsystems.
  • Support fabrication of test equipment for other programs.

Qualifications

Recommended Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering

Required

  • You must be a U.S. person.
  • Adept CAD skills (preferebly NX)
  • Machine Shop Training (mill, lathe, bandsaw, drill press, etc.)
  • 3D Printing
  • Team Communication Experience

Preferred

  • CNC Mill Experience
  • Robotics related experiences.

Projects

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NASA LuSTR 2020NASA Lunar Surface Technology Research (LuSTR) (Exploration of lunar volatiles and determination of geotechnical properties) – "Percussive Hot Cone Penetrometer (PHCP) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for Geotechnical and Volatiles Mapping"
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HOPLITEA modular robotic system that enables the field testing of ISRU technologies.
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