Spacecraft Mechanical Technician

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Posting title
Spacecraft Mechanical Technician

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen
16 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
The Engineering Technician III performs assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed, selects or adapts standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents, receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed, performs recurring work independently. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions. This technician performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as:
a. Constructing components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment; may troubleshoot and correct malfunctions
b. Following specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment
c. Conducting various tests or experiments which may require minor modifications in test setups or procedures as well as subjective judgments in measurement, selecting, preparing, and operating standard test equipment and records test data
d. Extracting and compiling a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports, etc., processing data, identifying errors or inconsistencies, selecting methods of data presentation
e. Assisting in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials that are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts; developing information concerning previous operational failures and modifications, and using judgment and
initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.

Required Skills:
•Typically requires a High School diploma with a minimum of 8 years of related experience; Associates degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or Bachelors degree with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; related required training.
•Understanding and technical experience in the following areas:
      oSheet metal technician; Design, layout, fabrication of sheet metal parts and Mock-up structures
      oMGSE; Fabrication, assembly
      oElectronics as they relate to motors and actuators.
      oKnowledge of use of sheet metal equipment to include brakes, waterjet, punch presses, and saws.
•Additionally, the following process and management skills are required:
      oCan work independently on complex and specialized assignments.
      oRequires a technician who is comfortable interacting with computers and is familiar with routine computer applications (e.g., spreadsheets, databases, word processing, Solidworks, and web searches for gathering information)

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