Wednesday , April 24 2024

Spacex Employment – Starship Heat Shield Technician

Website SpaceX

Job Description:

The Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) team tackles space exploration’s toughest problems by developing the heat shields for our next generation rockets and spacecraft. This hardware must survive the most extreme environments known to mankind and protect our vehicle through atmospheric entry. As a technician on the TPS team, you will thrive in a hands-on environment and will spend time in the office, on the factory floor, and in the lab to execute on the mission to bring the capability of flying astronauts back to the United States.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preprocess and manufacture ceramic fibers, filaments, and powders required for the fabrication of next tier products (candidate must be comfortable working with these types of ceramic materials)
  • Fabricate ceramic refractory billets, ceramic tiles, thermal gap fillers, coatings, and other components required for a robust thermal protection system
  • Basic laminate fabrication, surface preparation, and vacuum bagging – check seals on completed bagged parts for leaks, perform vacuum bag processing, bonding, and oven curing
  • Document processes precisely to be able to replicate each step taken in the material processing
  • Perform product inspection and rework as required
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings with an understanding for drawing symbols, flag notes, and general notes
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of production machinery

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Ability to wear and obtain certification in the wearing of an air respirator
  • Willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
  • Willing to travel
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position

Qualification & Experience:

  • Comfortable working with solvents, ceramic precursors, inorganic acids and bases
  • Proficient/experienced to accurately measure and mix using scales, beakers and various monitoring probes for the process of tile coatings, sealants and RTV applications
  • Experience with hand tools or hand-held power tools
  • Skilled in mechanical testing (mainly Instron)
  • Experience with composite tooling materials
  • Experience with thermal protection system (TPS) or phenolic impregnated carbon ablator (PICA)
  • Experience setting up assemblies and parts in various types of processing and curing equipment such as an ovens and high temperature kilns to obtain desired set and cure
  • Experience applying sealants, alodine, primer, adhesives, and special finishes
  • Good understanding of basic mathematical concepts
  • Fluent in the Office platform (Microsoft Word, and Excel)
  • 2+ years of experience with layup, bonding or assembly of composites or chemical processes
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Tampa, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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