Spacex Internships – Test Operations Technician

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Job Description:

Test Operation Technicians get to assemble, troubleshoot, repair, and perform regular maintenance and work on flight and development engines, as well as supporting test and build equipment and tooling. Test Operations Technicians support the company by building and maintaining flight worthy rocket engines and associated test equipment, supporting engineering in suggesting and implementing process improvements, and maintaining a clean and safe work environment. These technicians support activities in the engine shop and/or engine assembly area, as well as enjoy working outside at the rocket development facility, on our robust test stands, supporting test operations first-hand. Test Operations Technicians enjoy witnessing the rumbling of rocket engines throughout the day. We work as a highly integrated team and job responsibilities will include helping other programs to ensure the overall success of SpaceX.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all components and materials are clean and inspected according to Clean for Oxygen Service Standards
  • Fabricate, repair, and assemble hardware/equipment/tooling/shop aids needed for build, integration, and test operations
  • Collaborate with engineers to develop and document activities and processes
  • Obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits or certifications as required
  • Stage, set up, assemble, test, and install flight, qualification, and development hardware
  • Acquire proper inventory parts and equipment needed for repair or replacement of defective components
  • Prepare test articles, test stands, and systems for test operations
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and instrumentation as needed
  • Perform a variety of related duties in support of engine build, integration, and test operations
  • Read and interpret work instructions and drawings
  • Operate and maintain hardware, high pressure systems, pumps, pneumatic systems, avionics, and other ancillary equipment
  • Ensure all build, integration, and test stand related equipment, systems, and servicing are performed on time, safely, and in a professional manner
  • Process work orders and maintenance tickets

Job Requirements:

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) certification or training
  • Knowledge of vacuum systems
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical manuals and reports
  • Knowledge of different fittings such as NPT, MS, and A/N and Swagelok
  • Knowledge of avionics systems
  • Use of precision measuring instruments/equipment
  • Knowledge of all types of bore scope inspection equipment
  • Ability to read, and understand operating system schematics and drawings

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience with crane and lift operations
  • Experience in aviation electronics and avionics
  • Experience with testing process and optimization of test processes
  • Experience in the space exploration industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment
  • Basic computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office and photo generation/compilation
  • Experience with hydraulic plumbing repair/fabrication
  • Experience in ground support equipment in aerospace industry

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Waco, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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