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Launch Pad Technician
Posted on 2/23/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
PowerPoint/Keynote/Slides
Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience using power tools
  • Associate degree in aerospace technology or equivalent area of study
  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting complex fluid and mechanical systems
  • Experience maintaining a propulsion test stand in the aerospace industry
  • Military aviation experience as a propulsion or airframe technician
  • Experience with orbital or structural welding
  • Machining and metal fabrication experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office ( Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with mechanical repairs and troubleshooting
  • Experience with pneumatic/hydraulic system fabrication
  • SpaceTEC certification
  • Experience with engine and transmission rebuilds
  • Familiarity with calibrated measuring instruments
  • Experience using heavy equipment, including but not limited to, overhead cranes, forklifts and manlifts
  • Commercial Driver's license (CDL)
  • Experience with car, truck and heavy industrial preventative maintenance
  • Ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings, and instructions
  • Flight hardware is typically built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 300ft)
  • Periodic work in extreme outdoor environments: heat, cold, wind, rain
  • Work hours depend on site priorities and may require extended hours; flexibility required
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Fabricate and install fluid system components from a schematic or engineering drawing, including but not limited to:
  • Ball valves
  • Check valves
  • Pressure regulators
  • Pressure gauges
  • Troubleshoot operational issues found during activation of fluid and mechanical systems
  • Operate heavy machinery including forklifts and aerial platforms
  • Work with a team of technician and engineers to ensure every system is built with the highest level of quality to support 100% successful launch of a multi-million dollar launch vehicle
  • Provide daily support to the launch fluids team
  • Assist other technicians during launches with vehicle roll out, launch procedures, and post launch securing
  • Assist fluids technicians during post launch pad refurbishments and modifications
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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
  • 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.