• Vehicle Integration Technician - New Shepard

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Shepard
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for manufacturing, assembling, and supporting testing of hardware for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of Vehicle assembly and test. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Assembly of machined and/or carbon fiber structural components to aerospace standards
    • Fabrication of support brackets, splice plates and sheet metal parts
    • Fabrication and routing of pressurization and propellant tubing
    • Installation of wire harnesses and instrumentation
    • Design and fabrication of assembly tooling
    • Work with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly, and support development tests
    • Review, edit and follow work instructions for assembly tasks
    • Plan, communicate, and execute assembly steps for complex mechanical installations
    • Safely work with hazardous systems, containing chemicals and/or high pressure


    • 10+ years’ experience in aerospace or related fields
    • Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to defuse and resolve conflict among other team members
    • Demonstrated ability to use standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment and the capability to drill and prepare close tolerance holes for fastener installation is required
    • A&P license or equivalent experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly and integration
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • 10+ years’ experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly and vehicle integration
    • Experience with CNC machining experience, MIG/TIG welding, orbital welding, and/or composite structure fabrication
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
    • Experience with 3D measurement tools, such as Faro Arms and Trackers and Verisurf software
    • Working knowledge of a variety of rocket propellants, including hydrogen peroxide, RP, and cryogenics
    • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety
    • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred), and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard


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