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AI&T Technician

Assemble, install, and inspect spacecraft mechanical, electrical, and fluid components in a clean room.
Webster, Texas, United States
3 months ago
Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Building the world's first commercial space station.

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✨ About The Role

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Assembly, Integration, & Test (AI&T) Technician who is fueled by problem-solving, continuous curiosity, and a drive to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


This position has multiple job openings (and may be filled at multiple levels).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate machines or use hand tools and power tools to secure parts in place in clean room environment.
  • Setup and operate a wide range of precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, depth gauges and optical measuring instruments.
  • Stage, assemble, install, and inspect spacecraft mechanical, electrical, and fluid components by interpreting and utilizing engineering drawings, provided specifications, written assembly instructions, and test procedures.
  • Support engineering with diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair of mechanical spacecraft assemblies from component level to full spacecraft build.
  • Support payload handling and integration operations that include handling of spacecraft assemblies.
  • Operate material/hardware handling equipment including – but not limited to – forklifts, overhead cranes, aerial lifts, trailer tugs, and other ground support equipment as required.
  • Collaborate with Engineers and/or teams of diverse skills and backgrounds to develop and document activities such as assembly work instructions.
  • Setup new production work areas, assemble mockups, support engineering and process design efforts.
  • Perform routine maintenance functions such as daily clean-up of work areas to support 5S, FOD, clean room, and safety guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience .

High school diploma or equivalent

  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field preferred.
  • 1-20+ years of professional experience working in the aviation or aerospace industry in a technical, hands-on capacity working with test, flight and safety critical hardware assemblies that require high workmanship standards and attention to detail.
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
    • General Aerospace/Spacecraft/Aircraft/Launch Vehicle/Ship manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication (ideally in a clean room environment)
    • Piping and tubing routing and installation
    • Test facilities/rig fabrication, operation, and maintenance
    • Instrumentation and electrical harness routing, installation, and checkout
    • Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluids Ground Support Equipment (GSE) operation
    • Pressure systems
    • Electrical and avionics systems
    • Welding (orbital preferred)
  • Must be proficient in the use of various calibrated tools and equipment used for space hardware assembly and installation (torque wrenches, calipers, multimeters, etc.).
  • Basic computer skills with knowledge in Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (~ 80% of the time).
  • May require lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. unassisted (~ 20%of the time).
  • May require working at elevated heights (up to 300 feet) for minimal periods of time.
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).
  • Work may involve activities in confined spaces, suboptimal orientations, proximity to sensitive equipment, etc.
  • Work may involve consistent use of clean room apparel and related protocols that ensure maintenance of required cleanliness level(s) in proximity to space flight hardware.
  • May be required to use or work near large machinery for extended periods.
  • Must be able to visually identify and differentiate colors when building and inspecting wire harnesses.

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies : To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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AI&T Technician
Webster, Texas, United States
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About Axiom Space
Building the world's first commercial space station.