Mechanical Technicians

Princess Anne, MD

Posted: 05/20/2019 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80236
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support design, development, construction, or evaluation of hardware relevant to sub-orbital vehicles
  • Support integration tests for sub-orbital vehicles
  • Fabricate and test high pressure hardware and electro-mechanical components relevant to the sub-orbital vehicle. Fabricate or modify mechanical parts including prototype hardware, brackets, payload skins, and GSE
  • Conduct tests on subcontractor supplied hardware as well as routine testing of new inventory components
  • Set up and operate equipment for integration tests and to support launches
  • Fit and assemble parts into complete assemblies using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Fabricate and test mechanical components and subsystems
  • Resolve hardware compliance problems and coordinate work to assist with system integration of both the technical ground hardware and the flight hardware.
  • Responsibility of performing inspection, assembly, testing, and checkout, shipping of various rocket motors, igniters, and electro-explosive devices according to written procedures.
  • Responsible for inspection, acceptance, assembly, testing, and checkout of all vehicle inert hardware such as fins, tail cans, interstages, launch lugs, adapters, electro-mechanical devices, etc.
  • Perform non-routine assignments required to support a complete mission project involving the transporting, assembly, checkout, and launch of various rocket vehicle systems.
  • Perform flight preparation and checkout of all launch vehicle hardware and systems to meet flight readiness.
  • Perform safe launch vehicle and pad operations prior to and during countdowns under the direction of the launch pad supervisor.
  • Use approved documentation and safety principles while performing hazardous related duties at launch sites
  • Transport rocket motors and explosives over roads and highways
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.
Specific Requirements/Licensing
  • Mechanical and metalworking knowledge including the ability to drill and tap holes, minor sheet metal work, and/or light machining
  • Must be familiar with hydraulic and or pneumatic systems
  • Capable of understanding technical written documents, prints, schematics, and procedures
  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of all basic machine shop equipment and accessories to produce mechanical components.
  • Knowledge and practical application required to perform inspection, assembly, testing, checkout, and flight preparation of rocket motors, stages, launch vehicles, rocket launchers, and other related flight hardware and GSE
  • Apply safe launch vehicle and pad operations prior to and during count down. Ability to interface effectively with engineers
Training and Certifications in the following may be required:
  • Crimp, Cable, and Harness Certification per applicable standard
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control per GPR 8730.6A
  • Forklift Operator Certification per GPR 8719.1B
  • General Safety Awareness, IT Security, Environmental Compliance, and Personnel Safety and Health
  • Hazardous Materials Handlers (see Safety and Health Plan)
  • Mate / Demate per applicable standard
  • Ordnance / Pyrotechnics Certification per applicable standard  
  • Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assembly
Education & Experience
  • Associate Degree in Mechanical Technology, or equivalent military/trade school training and 4 years of general experience with 2 years as a Mechanical technician, or a total of 6 years of general electronics experience.
Additional Desired/Preferred Requirements/Responsibilities
  • Journeyman’s certification
  • Operate conventional and special purpose machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts. Fits and assembles machined parts into complete units
  • Utilize prints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to produce aerospace quality hardware
  • Perform all machine operations to produce quality hardware with aerospace quality standards and specifications
  • Verify dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks
  • Exercise independence of technical support and utilize experience in making judgments
  • Coordinate and expedite flow of material, parts, and assemblies in accordance with production and shipping schedules or mission related deadlines
  • Responsible for maintaining stock records, ordering, and stocking of received supplies and maintaining inventory and status records of electronic equipment
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