Test Technician (Propulsion), Texas - Space Exploration Technologies
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Test Technician (Propulsion), Texas - Space Exploration TechnologiesWork to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species."SpaceX is like Special Forces. . . we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable standard, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect on the future of humanity and life itself."-- Elon MuskIf you're undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit spacex.com for additional information.ResponsibilitiesSpaceX Test Technicians work in a fast-paced environment, supporting a variety of propulsion and structural systems tests. Specific responsibilities associated with this job include:• Ensure all engine and structural test stand related equipment/services are performed on time, safely, and in a professional manner• Monitor and maintain a reasonable inventory of cryogenic equipment, including transfer and storage dewars, transfer tubes, fittings, hoses, and other supplies• Maintain inventory of engine spare parts and equipment to repair or replace defective components• Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and instrumentation as needed• Fabricate and repair engine hardware and equipment• Collaborate with design engineers to develop and document activities• Ensure all engine components and materials are clean and inspected according to Clean for Oxygen Service Standards• Operate and maintain hardware, high pressure systems and pumps, and other ancillary equipment including pneumatic components• Build and maintain structural and engine test equipment• Obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits or certifications as required• Perform a variety of related duties in support of engine testing and structural test stand programsRequirementsEducation & Experience Requirements:• Associates degree, preferred; High School Diploma or equivalent GED required• Some experience in the space exploration industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment is highly preferred• Entry level positions available and training provided for all job responsibilities, experience in ground support equipment in an aerospace industry highly preferredo Mechanical aptitude and experience (work with machines and general tooling)o Formalized mechanical training, skilled in hand and power tool usageo A demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role• A&P license, a plusGeneral Requirements:• Knowledge of high vacuum systems is an advantage• Knowledge of all types of bore scope inspection equipment• Knowledge of different fittings such as NPT and A/N• Ability to utilize power tools and hand tools as well as heavy equipment• A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical manuals and reports• Use of precision measuring instruments• Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees and customers• Ability to work effectively in a team environment• Be able to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environmentPhysical Requirements:• Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment• Good response to challenges posed by short deadlines• Acute attention to detail• Problem solving and critical thinking skills• A positive, upbeat attitude• General physical fitness is required for some work areas, flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required, also the ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position >50lbs• Ability to work at elevated heights• Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments -- heat, cold, rainAdditional position informationWork Hours and Conditions:• Typically 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required• Ability to work rotating shifts• Overtime is frequently required for particular tasks or test seriesTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.About SpaceX:SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
July 22 2013 on KOB.com Classifieds