Integration Technician (Merlin)
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INTEGRATION TECHNICIAN (MERLIN)
The Integration Technician is responsible for the assembly, integration and build of the thrust structure comprising the engines, to the fuel stage. The task requires both avionics and mechanical integration skills along with pneumatic and avionics checkout activity. In short, it’s the final integration of the first and second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket, which was designed from the outset to deliver humans into space.
- Stage, set up, assemble, test and install flight hardware
- Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers
- Hands on operations with both large and small fragile assemblies
- Read and interpret blue prints
- Perform work according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions
- Use various mechanical tools without instruction
- Collaborate with production engineers to develop and document activities
- Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
- Perform hydro and pneumatic testing
- High school diploma or equivalency certificate
- 1+ years of experience with propulsion, avionics or automotive hardware installation
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience in the aerospace industry, aviation, military or other high-volume operating environment preferred
- A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports
- Ability to use precision measuring instruments
- Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment is a plus
- Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices, mechanical and electrical systems, and propulsion engines
- Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
- Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed. Nominal hours: 1st shift (5:00 AM – 3:30 PM) & 2nd shift (3:30 PM – 2:00 AM)
- Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
- Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Integration Technician/Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
Integration Technician/Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
Integration Technician/Level 3: $30.00 - $38.00/hour
Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.
Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.
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