Test Technician

Space Exploration Technologies Hawthorne , CA 90250

Posted 1 week ago

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Test Technician

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production test support for pneumatic tests of flight hardware

  • Use of 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 of computer software programs for controlling tests

  • Layout, fabrication, assembly, and installation of experimental and production flight hardware for master mock-ups, full scale operating models, and test assemblies

  • Repair or replacement of flight hardware due to engineering design changes and test failures

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • 1+ year of experience developing tooling such as form blocks, drill jigs, and shop aids

  • 1+ year of experience utilizing various hand tools and precision measuring equipment

  • Experience reading and understanding drawings and schematics

  • Experience running tests in one of these areas: electrical, structural or pressure tests

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in structural assembly

  • Experience in operating high-pressure test carts for pneumatic testing

  • Experience running tests with Labview

  • Experience with computer based data analysis

  • Experience with actuators, plumbing (Hydraulic/Pneumatic both set up and operation of these systems)

  • Experience with pressure systems-cryogenic (gaseous and liquid)

  • Experience with hydrostatic systems

  • Experience working with electrical components and/or systems

  • 2+ years of experience working with high pressure (>1000psi) gases

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 5%

  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg

  • Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods 8 hours minimum

  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed

  • Ability to work in outdoor environments, as needed

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.


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