ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN

Company Details

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Astrobotic was selected by NASA in May 2019 for a $79.5 million contract to deliver a suite of NASA instruments to the Moon. This mission will see the Peregrine lunar lander return America to the Moon with 20 payloads representing 5 countries. In June 2020, Astrobotic was selected for a $199.5 million contract to deliver the NASA VIPER rover to the lunar south pole onboard the Griffin lunar lander. This mission will enable NASA’s objective to map water ice on the lunar surface, which in turn supports NASA’s plans for crewed missions in 2024. As part of Astrobotic’s Planetary Landers Team, you will literally be creating history as we define the benchmark for commercial delivery of payloads to the Moon and beyond.

Astrobotic Technology wants you to manufacture, assemble and test the Peregrine lunar lander, which was selected by NASA to return America to the Moon. You will be responsible for building, integrating, and testing various elements of ground systems, engineering models and the flight spacecraft.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD INCLUDE:

  • Build and assemble mechanical and electrical components for test articles and flight hardware
  • Identify material and tooling needs
  • Assists in development of specific processes to assure quality
  • Work closely with engineers to understand requirements and processes
  • Set up and conduct tests to obtain data for product development
  • Support on-site and off-site test activities including vibration, thermal and acoustic testing
  • Support development of test plans/test procedures; act as test conductor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with machine shop tools, common power tools and diagnostic tools
  • Familiarity with environmental testing equipment
  • Ability to correctly interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and wiring schematics
  • Ability to fabricate wire harnesses from an electrical print
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds to move materials and tooling
  • Working in an IS0 9001 or AS9100 environment
  • Understanding of personal safety, ESD and FOD procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of relevant electrical/mechanical experience (preferably aerospace)
  • A&P / SpaceTec® Certification and/or trade school training
  • Certification preferred in electronic fabrication to IPC-A-620 standard
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Experience viewing and creating parts with SolidWorks to aid assembly and testing
  • Ability to work in both office and industrial environments, including cleanrooms
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, evolving engineering and development environment

 

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.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to contact@astrobotic.com.

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