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PROPULSION TECHNICIAN, C-103
Candidates should possess a combination of solid mechanical knowledge, hands-on experience and the willingness and ability to learn. The Propulsion Production technician is responsible for assembly and testing of rocket hardware. This is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to work on different systems, the ability to troubleshoot anomalies, and can work autonomously to defined schedules while keeping safety and quality at the forefront of everything that is done.
- Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers.
- Performs work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
- Read and interpret technical drawings, and follow detailed work instructions.
- Use various mechanical tools without instruction.
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
- Perform blending, filing and shearing of sheet metal piece parts.
- High school diploma or GED
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working on aircraft or rocket engines
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- A & P license strongly desired
- 5 years of aerospace engines experience is a plus
- Able to operate forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment.
- Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to work independently or as part of a team, meet aggressive schedules.
- Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
- Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production.
- Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office.
- Must be open to work all shifts, overtime and weekends as needed
- Must be able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted
- Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
- Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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