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TEST TECHNICIAN (FALCON 9)
This is a test technician role supporting the build and integration process of the Falcon 9 rocket. This role will require technicians to carry out pressure and component testing on flight rated rocket hardware.
- Production test support for pneumatic tests of flight hardware
- Use hand tools, high pressure pumps and protective equipment
- Work with high pressure gases (helium and nitrogen) as well as liquid nitrogen
- Analyze test data to meet acceptance criteria established by engineering
- Use computer software programs for controlling tests
- Layout, fabricate, assemble, and install experimental and production flight hardware for master mock-ups, full scale operating models, and test assemblies
- Repair or replace flight hardware due to engineering design changes and test failures
- High school diploma or equivalency certificate
- 2+ years of aerospace component testing experience
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience using tooling such as form blocks, drill jigs, and shop aids
- Experience using hand tools and precision measuring equipment
- Able to lead and understand drawings and schematics
- Experience running electrical, structural or pressure tests on flight components in LabVIEW
- Experience operating high-pressure test carts for pneumatic testing
- Experience with computer based data analysis (LabVIEW)
- Experience with actuators, plumbing (hydraulic/pneumatic – both set up and operation of these systems)
- Experience with pressure systems-cryogenic (gaseous and liquid) and hydrostatic systems
- Experience with high pressure (>1000psi) gases
- Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 5%
- Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
- Able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
- Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
- Able to work all shifts (1st shift: 5 AM to 3:30PM and 2nd shift: 3:30 PM to 2 AM) and available for overtime and weekends as needed
- Ability to work in outdoor environments, 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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