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PROPULSION TECHNICIAN - DRAGON SPACECRAFT TACK WELDING

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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PROPULSION TECHNICIAN - DRAGON SPACECRAFT TACK WELDING

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018

Description

This Propulsion Technician will be supporting the Dragon Components Assembly & Test efforts. The responsibilities entail preparing test stands using flow pressure gauges, pressure transducers, torque sensors, dynameters, regulators, meeting valves, variable speed drives, variable frequency drives, power panels and tack welding structural components. The team will build components for up to 6 spacecraft per year, combining crewed and cargo spacecraft.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Responsible for cleaning of tools, valves, regulators etc. Responsible for maintaining a professional and neat work area.

Responsible for tack welding prop tank screens to meet drawing requirements.

Responsible for prepping hardware to be outsourced for laser welding.

Responsible for staging, installing, set-up, testing and de-staging of production, repair and overhaul engines.

Troubleshoot engines and cell systems.

Operate test cell instrumentation and uses computer network systems, as well as test units as described in the Test Instruction.

Accept or reject test units based on calculated test data and results.

Performs work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High school diploma or GED required.

Minimum of 2 years of experience working on spacecraft fluid systems.

Minimum of 2 years pressure testing experience up to 5000 psi on flight rated components.

Minimum of 2 years experience setting up component test assemblies.

Must have aerospace components assembly experience.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Complete training in the staging, installation, removal and de-staging of Propulsion engines.

A & P license strongly desired.

Experience with pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices, and mechanical and electrical systems.

5 years of aerospace engines experience is a plus.

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, operate and understand readouts on standard cell instrumentation: CRT screens, Daytronics & amp; Vibration Analyzer, and make full use of computer network systems.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

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

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 lift up to 25lbs. unassisted.

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