Tile Coating Technician

Company Details

The Future of Hypersonic Testing

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

Overall description of the role


  • Be able to read and follow detailed procedures and instructions
  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment with close coordination with others
  • Have a history of high-quality workmanship (i.e. attention to detail)
  • Be able to and be comfortable with using a full-face respirator often (coatings are volatile and contain small particles, tile manufacturing operations create fine particulate dust)
  • Be able to make precise measurements (0.01g-level in some instances) of many coating constituent components when making batches/lots of coatings
  • Be able to legibly document results of measurements taken and calculations made during any and all procedures
  • Operate a band saw (in support of making up tile blanks for NC machining)
  • Operate a variety of fume hoods, ovens, and furnaces (ovens for drying between spraying steps, furnaces for heat cleaning and sintering tiles)
  • Keep track of multiple time-critical processes going on at any given time
  • Install thermocouples in select tiles per engineering documentation
  • Mask and spray tiles per tile engineering documentation
  • Work with Engineering to evolve Shuttle-era TPS tile processes and procedures to a Stratolaunch-appropriate level of maturity


  • High School Degree

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA
  • Frequent travel required to Washington D.C., Mojave Spaceport, and other domestic locations

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.


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