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Electrical and Test Technician

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Other Engineering
Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
<div class="content-intro"> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">With a vision for a bustling in-space economy that can support permanent jobs in space, Orbit Fab is building the fundamental infrastructure this entire economy can be built upon: a fuel supply in orbit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Today, satellites cannot be refueled. A single-use paradigm severely limits satellite mobility and holds back the development of economic activities in space. Orbit Fab is building the first Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure. We develop the supply chain architecture and technology to deliver propellant in space, allowing satellites to be built for lower cost, to be more flexible and maneuverable, to be more precisely controlled, and to operate longer, enabling operations and business models that have never before been imagined..</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Established in 2018, we have already flown three tankers to space; with the first one flown within one year of founding. Working closely with partners and customers across the space industry, we are making the thriving in-space economy a reality.</span></p> </div><p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We describe here the skills, qualifications, and responsibilities that we need to have as a team. You don't need all of them. Your aptitude for complex technical challenges and your practical experience designing/building/coding stuff will trump specific qualifications or tools any day!</span> </p> <p> <strong>Position Purpose</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">: As an </span> <strong>Electrical and Test Technician</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">, you will support the engineering team in creating EGSE, fabrication, modification, assembly, testing and prototyping of flight hardware for complicated mechanisms. Working within the engineering group, you’ll be tasked with component modifications and building assemblies, providing feedback and updates for procedures, performing component and assembly testing for function as well as flight qualifications. This position will allow you to work independently and exercise your judgment, as well as be part of a cross-specialty team to solve the engineering problems that accompany products in space.</span> </p> <p> <strong>Job Responsibilities</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">:</span> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work on small precision assemblies, work with small tools underneath a microscope, handle delicate parts and optics</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Take ownership and maintain documentation for complex, high-reliability assemblies</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Modify existing mechanical parts using hand and machine tools</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Setting up and operating manual and CNC mills, lathes, and other machining equipment</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Polymerics (epoxy) mixing and application</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Cabling and harness assembly and modifications</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be able to identify faulty parts during the assembly process</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Perform standard manufacturing procedures, rework, and repair on manufactured equipment and products</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Test support: Vibration, Thermal, Shock</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work with engineers to troubleshoot and solve technical issues</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be willing to cross train in multiple areas of specialty</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Provide input for continuous process improvement, develop more refined ways of manufacturing and assembling mechanical parts and components</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">General knowledge of test equipment (ie. LabView based Data Acquisition systems. Digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, etc.)</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Required Qualifications</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">:</span> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">US Person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">4+ years working in an engineering field and/or precision mechanical assembly environment</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to read and work to engineering documentation</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Excellent manual dexterity, ability to handle small parts</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Possess strong problem solving and communication abilities</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Familiarity with small tools used for hand-held assembly</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience using metrology tools (Micrometers, Calipers, Multi-meters, etc.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">High standard of workmanship is a must</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Must have standard test equipment experience</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborative and team focused</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, strategic, and statistical skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Nice to Haves</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">:</span> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Aerospace Workmanship Standards: J-STD-001 Space Addendum, NASA STD 8739</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Space environmental testing (ie. Shock, Vibration, TVAC, Thermal, Life, etc.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience setting up and operating manual and CNC mills and lathes</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience setting up and operating 3D printers</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Basic knowledge of GDT (ANSI/ASME Y14.5)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with LabView and MATLAB</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with Onshape CAD software</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Expertise working spacecraft or launch vehicle operations</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong> <em>The estimated salary range for this position is $70,000-85,000</em> </strong> </p> <p> <strong> <em>If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.</em> </strong> </p> <p> <strong> <em>Location and Benefits</em> </strong> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits and flexible work hours.</span> </em> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;"></span> </p> <p> <strong> <em>Eligibility</em> </strong> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.</span> </em> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.</span> </em> </p><div class="content-conclusion"> <p data-renderer-start-pos="3695"><em><strong data-renderer-mark="true"><span id="422f0d62-0f72-451d-a5aa-9311aef2ba5b" class="inline-highlight active-highlight" data-renderer-mark="true" data-mark-type="annotation" data-mark-annotation-type="inlineComment" data-id="422f0d62-0f72-451d-a5aa-9311aef2ba5b">COVID</span></strong></em></p> <p data-renderer-start-pos="3702"><em>COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Orbit Fab is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Orbit Fab employees including new hires.</em></p> </div>
Orbit Fab is an equal opportunity employer.
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