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PROPULSION TECHNICIAN (MERLIN 1D ROCKET ENGINE)

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

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 (MERLIN 1D ROCKET ENGINE)

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

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

Description

OVERVIEW:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for cleaning of tools, valves, regulators etc. Responsible for maintaining a professional and neat work area.
  • 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
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working on aircraft or rocket engines

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Complete training in the staging, installation, removal and de-staging of Propulsion engines
  • A & P license strongly desired
  • 5 years of aerospace engines experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; Propulsion engines
  • 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 open to work either 1st Shift (5:00am-3:30pm) or 2nd Shift (3:30pm-2:00am), 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

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.