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Integration Technician
Dragon Operations, Multiple Shifts
Posted on 7/26/2022
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of professional experience working hands-on as a technician in the aerospace, aviation, automotive, marine vessels, or oil and gas industry
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with fluid systems
  • Airframe & Powerplant license
  • Associate degree in aerospace technology or equivalent area of study
  • AV1200-4 certified for vehicle and electrical ground support equipment terminations
  • Familiarity with data acquisition system architecture and terminations
  • Familiarity with vehicle electrical ground support equipment architecture and hardware
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems
  • Prior experience working with launch vehicles, human spaceflight, or supporting hardware ocean recovery
  • Experience with hypergolic or hazardous systems
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity
  • Marine experience
  • Ability to operate and build a flush cart, proof cart, and leak check cart
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment
  • Experience of precision cleaning of parts and tubing assemblies
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Ability to perform hydrostatic and pneumatic testing
  • Ability to work one of the following shifts:
  • 1st shift: 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday-Wednesday/Wednesday-Saturday
  • 3rd shift: 5:00 PM - 5:00 AM, Sunday-Wednesday/Wednesday-Saturday
  • Comfortable being trained to work around hypergolic propellants (MMH and NTO) and willing to work with hazardous materials
  • Ability to pass Space Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 300 feet), including the use of ladders
  • Willing to operate heavy machinery
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain, ice
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • 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
  • Stage, set up, assemble, test and install flight hardware
  • Ability to pass SAR/SCAPE medical qualifications and perform operations in SAR/SCAPE
  • Perform maintenance tasks as required in a variety of roles for fluid systems maintenance, site preventative maintenance, general facilities, and any other general maintenance work as required to maintain an operational spacecraft processing facility
  • Use precision calibrated tools: torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers
  • Hands-on operations with both large as well as small, fragile assemblies
  • Read and interpret blue prints
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
  • Use various mechanical tools without instruction
  • Collaborate with Dragon operations engineers to develop and document activities
  • Processes crew immediately prior to spaceflight and upon return to Earth
  • Ensure launch services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • Work with a team of technicians and engineers to build safe high-quality vehicles, including ground support systems to enable processing of Dragon spacecraft (crew and cargo)
  • Fabrication of fluid systems from a schematic or engineering drawing including but not limited to ball valves, check valves, pressure regulators, and pressure gauges
  • Fabricate tubing using 37° flare and medium pressure (cone and tap) fittings
  • Troubleshoot operational issues found during activation of fluid and mechanical systems
  • Work with high pressure (up to 10,000psi) systems

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company mission
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.