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Stratolaunch, LLC Propulsion Technician in Mojave, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

Join team of engineers and technicians conducting propulsion test activities for hypersonic flight vehicles, including, but not limited to, liquid rocket engine and propulsion stage hot-fire test demonstration and qualification

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and maintain test facility, including Ground Support Equipment (GSE), propellant, high pressure, and cryogenic systems

  • Work alongside engineers to build, test, and maintain systems

  • Work on test pad to perform cold flows, hot fire testing, and other hazardous operations

  • Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on fluid system, mechanical, and electrical systems • Work with engineers to build and maintain rocket engines and other test articles

  • Hands-on applications-oriented problem solver willing to work in the field

  • Ability to conduct test operations in the field for extended period of time

  • Willingness to listen with intent to understand and process all inputs from other team members

  • Sincere dedication to SAFETY-FIRST, placing team health and well-being as highest priority followed by the preservation of test assets and facilities.

  • Ability to operate or learn to operate heavy machinery (Forklift, All-terrain Forklift, overhead equipment, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluid Systems

  • Safely work with High Pressure Gas Systems

  • Read & Understand Plumbing and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

  • Experience building and testing high pressure fluid/gas systems

  • Tube fitting & bending, familiar with common industry fittings systems.

  • Mechanical

  • Metal fabrication (Benchwork layout, GD&T, general shop equipment familiarity & general shop skills)

  • Systems assembly (work from blueprints, manuals, or diagrams with minimal guidance)

  • Electrical

  • Knowledge of basic electrical systems and troubleshooting

  • Avionics or Data Acquisition & control systems experience is a plus

  • Rocket Systems or Test experience preferred, but not required

  • Liquid Oxygen (LOX) & Cryogenics handling and systems maintenance

  • LOX Systems handling and cleaning/Clean Room experience preferred

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • Airframe & Powerplant License Preferred, but not required

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave CA

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:

https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Job Category: Operations

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