Mechanical Designer Intern

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #9792 30-Aug-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:

Viasat is a rapidly growing technology company that designs, deploys and operates cutting edge SATCOM products and services as well as advanced Military and Government programs. At Viasat, you'll work with highly-motivated engineers and mechanical designers in an exciting, dynamic, yet informal environment in the development of electronic packaging and satellite payload layout.

As a Mechanical Designer Intern, you will assist in the layout of electronic units, feeds, reflectors, and antennas on Viasat’s next generation of satellites. You will maintain the CAD model of the payload assembly, and assist in defining and providing all required information to the payload structure fabrication vendor. As required, you will participate in and support all design reviews during the project life cycle.


  • Currently pursuing an Associate's degree in Mechanical Design or related area of study
  • Previous experience with standard industry 3D CAD Software (SolidWorks/CATIA preferred) and the ability to create models, assemblies and generate drawings


  • Precious experience with 3DExperience
  • Previous experience utilizing Creo
  • Previous experience working with large CAD assemblies
This role requires vaccination under the current Executive Order for Government Contractors applicable to Viasat.  As such, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 no later than the deadline indicated here.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required

Worker Classification:


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