Assembly Technician

Company Details

Mapping satellites and space debris in low Earth orbit

LeoLabs is the world’s leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services. LeoLabs was founded in 2016 as a venture-funded spinout of Silicon Valley research pioneer, SRI International, by scientists and space industry veterans committed to securing Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LeoLabs is built on 30+ years of R&D in radar systems and satellite tracking algorithms.

The team is rapidly expanding its global radar network and data services platform to help satellite operators deploy their services safely and to empower governmental space agencies with detailed visibility into the LEO ecosystem. As commercial space ventures and newly-formed space agencies from every corner of the globe compete for their place in the second space race, LeoLabs is here to address a new generation of risks and opportunities to preserve LEO for future generations.

The Opportunity

You will be responsible for building electromechanical assemblies that are used in constructing LeoLabs’ growing radar network. Your contribution will directly help mature our manufacturing efforts as we ramp up our radar deployment schedule. This role will require regular use of mechanical hand tools and soldering irons to manufacture LeoLabs’ radar components. You will be working closely with the engineering team to assist in reworking and repairing non-conforming parts and prototyping new systems. It is imperative that you have good recordkeeping and communication skills, as well as have an excellent understanding of what quality work is and why it is important. This work also requires the ability to repeatedly lift heavy equipment up to 65 pounds.


  • 5+ year of building electromechanical assemblies
  • Proven experience using hand tools with proper torque settings
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft office
  • Capable of reworking/prototyping PCBAs
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and assembly instructions
  • Ability to provide feedback to engineers for improvements in manufacturing
  • Desire to learn how our radar systems are manufactured
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment repeatedly of up to 65 pounds
  • Ability to maintain a clean and safe workspace

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience leading a small team
  • Experience with lean manufacturing practices
  • Helpful to have basic understanding of electronics (i.e. voltage, current, power)

Within 1 month, you’ll:

  • Complete our onboarding program designed to get you up to speed on our business, vision and team
  • Gain an understanding about how your role fits into LeoLabs broader organization
  • Gain an understanding of the different types of assemblies you will be working on

Within 3 months, you’ll:

  • Ramp up production to meet radar deployment schedule
  • Have gained a detailed understanding of how our assemblies are put together
  • Be actively involved with improvements in our manufacturing processes

Within 6 months, you’ll:

  • Have contributed to the production of multiple radar systems of equipment
  • Own the assembly process of multiple product lines
  • Worked with the manufacturing engineer to improve the manufacturing process

Within 12 months, you’ll:

  • Have improved our yield, quality control, and productivity
  • You will have grown your skills and our process regarding recordkeeping
  • Completed builds of over a dozen different products

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