LABORATORY AND WORKSHOP TECHNICIAN

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Details

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company has grown rapidly, signing fifteen commercial customers representing seven countries for its lunar payload delivery service, and winning a $79.5 million NASA contract to fly scientific instruments aboard Peregrine, and again in June by winning a $199.5 million contract to deliver NASA’s water-hunting rover, VIPER, to the south pole of the Moon. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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 22 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.

Astrobotic Technology wants you to manage the setup, maintenance and daily operations of our laboratory and workshop spaces. You will be responsible for ensuring those spaces have the necessary supplies, equipment, and functionality. You will also support hands on fabrication, assembly and testing to support the development of our lunar landers, rovers, and other technology.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensure that lab and workshop equipment is ready and available for use and assist in planning utilization
  • Ensure that the lab meets standards for safety, cleanliness, and quality
  • Implement clean room & ESD standards, processes, and controls
  • Commission and maintain complex and sensitive electro-mechanical equipment
  • Conduct internal audits and assist in the implementation of corrective actions
  • Manage company assets and conduct periodic inventories
  • Partner with engineering staff and procurement agent to identify and order needed tools, equipment, supplies, and PPE
  • Coordinate with contractors on the construction and setup of new laboratory and workshop space

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school, secondary school or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of experience or Associates Degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Familiarity with machine shop equipment, power tools, and hand tools and environmental testing equipment
  • Knowledgeable in safety, ESD, and FOD procedures
  • Familiar with clean room standards and working in an IS0 9001 or AS9100 environment
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, wiring schematics, manuals, and reports
  • Ability to fabricate and assembly prototypes and test fixtures
  • Ability to fabricate wire harnesses from an electrical print
  • Able to lift and move heavy items up to 50 lbs
  • Able to operate pallet jacks, forklifts, cranes and other lift assist devices
  • Able to walk up and down stairs and ladders

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in an electrical/mechanical role within the aerospace industry or military
  • A&P / SpaceTec® Certification and/or trade school training
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of devices such as 3D printers, CNC, thermal and structural environmental test equipment
  • Experience viewing and creating parts with SolidWorks
  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in overcoming challenges
  • Able to work in 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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