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INTEGRATION AND TEST ENGINEER (COMPOSITES)
Integration and test engineers are responsible for understanding every system on the composite payload fairing. Engineers on this team must have working knowledge of design, schematics, operations, manufacturing, testing, and flight. A successful integration and test engineer demonstrates engineering intuition and critical thinking, and is comfortable working under ambiguous or requirements with minimal oversight. Combining these skills, these engineers face challenges across a wide variety of work centers at the company, and the team is frequently asked to tackle new, inter-departmental development projects. The ultimate goal of the integration and test team is to ensure that payload fairing serves its purpose in delivering payloads to LEO, GTO and beyond.
- Design high-level vehicle assembly architecture
- Manage vehicle integration build flow and test operations
- Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration
- Interface with both engineers and technicians to optimize manufacturing and automation
- Develop and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned
- Enable day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow
- Evaluate non-conformances to determine root cause and create actionable items and system improvements
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
- 1+ years of experience as a test or manufacturing engineer (internship experience qualifies)
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
- Experience with integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems
- Experience working with composites and integration of avionics systems
- Documentation and configuration management experience
- Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment and rationale
- Experience in a production environment
- Demonstrated engineering intuition, critical thinking, comfort with ambiguity
- Some travel to our launch sites may be required as needed, up to 5%
- Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
- Must be willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
- This position is very hands-on and requires one to be on their feet for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours at a time
- Will often work side by side with our technicians and will sometimes require working in tight areas with little room
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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