Mechanical Engineer 2 (Facilities)

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Decatur, ALABAMA, US, 35601

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 177

Location: ULA - Decatur 

Relocation: No 

Travel Requirements: 25% 


At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.


Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities


  • Works with the Decatur facility group to provide engineering support for facility projects and maintenance support including Pueblo, CO facility.
  • Works closely with contractors and maintenance to support rocket manufacturing and plant services.
  • Support of facility projects including potential projects at other manufacturing sites.
  • Position will require around 20% travel.


Required Education



Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 2 years of related work experience


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering degree or related technical field.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter with strong multi-tasking skills.
  • AutoCAD experience, preferably including 3D modeling Revit.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office Applications.
  • Experience in a manufacturing engineering support role.
  • Experience with pump design, plumbing design, mechanical design, and/or mechanical troubleshooting.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years Facilities Management Experience.
  • 2 years Aerospace Manufacturing Experience.
  • Experience with maintenance work order management systems, preferably EAM 7I.
  • Experience with Navisworks.
  • Project management experience.
  • Understanding of facility codes and requirements.

What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.


We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments


Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.


Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.



Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).


ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 


ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).

Nearest Major Market: Decatur