Propulsion Build Technician

Company Details

We’re on a mission to improve life on Earth from space.

Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after being founded in 2016. By achieving monthly, weekly, then daily launches, we’ll create the infrastructure services our customers need in space to build a healthier and more connected planet. If you’re excited by a sense of possibility, the chance to innovate, and make a difference here on Earth, we think you should work here too.

The Team

The Engine production team has ownership over the first stage and upper stage rocket engines and propulsion sub-assemblies The team is comprised of talented engineers and technicians collaboratively working through the challenges with producing cost-effective, reliable hardware at volume.

The Opportunity

As a Propulsion Build Technician at Astra you will have the opportunity to gain a vast understanding of the rocket engine and build process. This role has a broad scope which will allow you to develop new skills and knowledge throughout your day-to-day tasks. Your workday will be fast-paced and filled with various build assembly tasks requiring you to be adaptive and ready to learn. You will work closely with the team and be able to communicate ideas and information fearlessly to ensure a quality product is produced. You will become an expert in the build and test processes of the first stage and upper stage rocket engines.

How You’ll Fulfill Your Mission

  • Build high quality propulsion components and major electro-mechanical sub-assemblies for the rocket engines.
  • Test build assemblies using production test stands to ensure post-build performance meets the requirements to fly.
  • Execute tasks efficiently while emphasizing attention to detail. Maintain flexibility throughout the day in order to align with changing priorities.
  • Document best practices in Astra’s standard procedures and provide feedback for all drawings and work instructions.
  • Communicate status of tasks with the team frequently in order to highlight blockers or issues affecting scheduled delivery dates.
  • Troubleshoot build assemblies and perform the appropriate repair method after acquiring approval from the team.


  • You have 5+ years experience in aerospace, automotive, fabrication, or manufacturing industry environments
  • A&P, ASE, or other relevant certifications, familiarity with aerospace hardware
  • You are experienced with using electric and pneumatic power tools and calibrated precision hand tools
  • You are experienced in building electro- and/or mechanical sub-assemblies
  • Able to navigate through several core computer programs (web-based work instructions, documentation, CAD)
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, provide meaningful feedback
  • Familiarity with dimensional inspection and measuring equipment
  • Experience with forklifts, overhead cranes, and rigging equipment to large assemblies, moved in a safe manner

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