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PROPULSION TECHNICIAN (STARSHIP)
The Propulsion Components team develops the most advanced spacecraft and launch vehicle components in the world. Our technicians serve as hardware build and test experts for the flow control devices that drive the critical capabilities on our Starship vehicle - from engine throttling to attitude control. You will build valves, regulators, and actuators for maximum reliability in extreme environments, with temperatures ranging from +900F to -400F and pressures beyond 10,000 psig. As a technician, you will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of build quality, ensure tests are being run correctly and will directly interface with build engineers on the floor. Technicians in this role will be expected to understand component functionality to assist in troubleshooting, recognizing potential issues before they occur and to help update work instructions to reduce possibilities of future errors.
- Build and test valves, regulators and actuators
- Maintain a professional and neat work area
- Responsible for staging, installing, set-up, testing and de-staging of production hardware
- Troubleshoot failure modes, provide photo documentation and work directly with engineers to solve problems
- Accept or reject test units based on calculated test data and results
- Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
- Accurately record daily work completion to report to the lead technician
- High school diploma or equivalency certificate
- 2+ years of professional experience working in a test or assembly role
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Completed training in building or testing of propulsion, aviation or automotive hardware
- 5+ years of aerospace component testing experience
- A&P license
- 5S knowledge and experience
- High attention to detail in order to ensure safety and accuracy of testing procedures
- Previous interaction and correspondence with support engineers
- Embodies team mentality and is coachable and reliable
- Experience with pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices, and mechanical and electrical systems
- Basic computer, problem solving, and decision-making skills
- Strong mathematical, written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to work independently or as part of a team, meet aggressive schedules, operate and understand readouts on standard test instrumentation
- High pressure testing knowledge
- Experience in the aerospace industry
- Able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
- Flexible and willing to work all shifts, over time, and weekends as needed
- 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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