Sr. Aerospace Engineering Technician
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The incumbent will serve as an Aerospace Engineering Technician at TURION Space Corporation (TSC). The technician will provide mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineering technical support to TSC’s space projects in its facilities (workshop, machine shop, cleanroom, and Space Simulation vacuum chambers). Support will include design, fabrication, and assembly of laboratory-, engineering-, and spaceflight hardware including propulsion and other spacecraft bus subsystems and systems; collaboration with test engineers and customers to develop test matrices and schedule; preparation and installation of test articles and associated hardware; operation of the test facilities; and installation, calibration, and operation of instrumentation and data acquisition systems. Engineering technician support to all other TSC’s facilities and operations on an as-needed basis for the installation, maintenance, modification, operation, and repair of equipment will be required.
- Design, Fabrication, Assembly, Testing, Installation, Repair, Modification, and Maintenance of Equipment and Systems associated with State-of-the-Art Spacecraft and Space Propulsion Systems.
- Provides technical leadership in investigations, troubleshooting, and issue resolution activities involving space flight hardware, software, and associated ground support equipment and facilities. Provides technical leadership involving program, project, and processing issues and concerns, such as performance and quality problems, review of test results, and flight hardware issues.
- Provides engineering technician assistance to quality specialists, engineers, and supervisors by conducting engineering-type analyses and evaluations, procedure audits, performance trending, or material review. Provides support in the assessment of quality requirements: contractor performance, support system, hardware performance, test readiness, or procured hardware quality requirements.
- Performs design, development, assembly, and evaluation of test articles, support fixtures, and related subsystems required for test operations. Compiles related design, specifications, and materials pertinent to specific items of equipment/component parts and utilizes information to prepare final design and specifications for fixtures, rigging, and interface hardware necessary to finalize buildup and test setup.
- Performs design, development, testing, and hardware fabrication. Develops, reviews, and evaluates components and systems drawings and requirements for testing of non-flight and flight hardware with emphasis placed on cost, quality, and schedule requirements. Works with cryogenics, high- and low-pressure gases, high voltage, thermal, and thermal/vacuum systems as required in test operations. Serves as test operations engineer during test operations with full responsibility for all aspects of safety when so
- Coordinates efforts with technical specialists at TSC and customers to establish approaches for unique requirements and advanced engineering developments. Initiates in-house efforts for special problems, including design and coordination with appropriate technical specialists, and fabrication, testing, and certification to meet test and schedule requirements. Designs, fabricates, and assembles mechanical test article support fixtures, subsystems, and systems required for test operations. Compiles related design data, specifications, and materials pertinent to specific items of equipment and component parts and utilizes this information to prepare final designs and specifications for fixtures, rigging, and interface hardware necessary for testing. Independently operates and maintains test hardware. Considered an expert in environmental test systems, gas and fluid systems and mechanical interface equipment, and cleanroom operations.
- Coordinates installation and checkout of test hardware and participates in facility operations. Makes necessary contacts to acquire support equipment/hardware necessary for facility or test activities. Utilizes knowledge of facility systems, test equipment specifications, and limitations to support accomplishment of test objectives. Provides leadership in evaluating and recommending the adoption of new/enhanced testing approaches for integration into testing process. Considers test parameters established by the project engineer, requirements to be met, adequacy of facilities, availability of instrumentation, and safety issues involved. Troubleshoots, adjusts, modifies, and improves test systems to provide support that minimizes interruptions in the ability to carry out critical testing and evaluation functions. Ensures tests are set up and carried out in accordance with established objectives and milestones for project completion.
- Responsible for carrying out assigned duties in a manner consistent with the safety policies defined by TURION Space Corporation. Reports safety hazards, potentially hazardous situations, and close calls to the supervisor. Assists the supervisor to identify and eliminate un-safe conditions.
- Provides facility support essential to the continuous operations of critical equipment and facilities to TSC’s mission activities.
- Maintains awareness of activities to be conducted throughout the TSC facility and anticipates equipment, facilities, and services that will be required and that they are in a state of readiness.
- Supports equipment and facility upgrades and maintenance by providing resource requirements, schedule planning, and coordinating the implementation of the required work effort with internal and/or external entities as required. Plans, manages, oversees, coordinates, and ensures all phases of major projects for the interior construction, renovation, and repair of sites/facilities for TSC. Coordinates construction and rehabilitation projects for equipment and facilities, including those that may be required on short notice. Researches and analyzes long-range needs and critical problems for equipment and facilities programs and operations.
- Provides recommendations with respect to whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish projects.
- Analyzes and develops new repair and modification techniques, criteria, and information required for changes in programs, technological developments, and events that have conflicting requirements.
- Responsible for safe and continuous operations of assigned equipment and facilities. Formulates safety plans to include fire evacuation, manufacturing, and fabrication operations, and maintains surveillance of office areas for hazardous conditions.
- This position requires occasional travel.
- Machining, fabrication, and assembly expertise are required. Knowledge of the theories and principles of mathematics, gas dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and other related engineering disciplines and practical experience for implementing these disciplines into system analysis, design, and development required. Experience and working knowledge of cleanroom protocols, high vacuum system design, and operations, electric propulsion thrusters and systems, and assembly and handling operations of spaceflight hardware highly desirable. Broad experience in areas of component and system analysis, design, development, test, manufacturing, quality assurance, checkout, and flight support is desirable.
- The incumbent independently plans and carries out assignments. Assignments are made in terms of major objectives. Unusual or controversial problems or policy questions arising during a project may be discussed with the supervisor, but technical supervisory assistance is infrequently sought or required. The incumbent informally advises the supervisor regarding progress, but there is little review during progress of typical assignments. Completed work is reviewed for general adequacy, conformity to the purpose of the assignment, and schedule objectives.
- The purpose of the position is to provide technical expertise in a particular specialty field by furnishing services on specific problems, projects, programs, and functions. This work may include the development of criteria, procedures, or instructions for major program activities. Work products impact on a wide range of TSC space activities.
- The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above-average agility and dexterity.
- The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, machine shops, or commercial vehicles. For example, the use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations, and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
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