Mechanical Technician

Employer
Apex Systems
Location
Dulles, VA
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2036329688
Hours
Full Time
Excellent opportunity to join the leader in spacecraft and satellite development. For immediate consideration, please send resumes to ccrimmins@apexsystems.com Military experience is a big plus! Mechanical Technician - Dulles, VA Our client's employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. The work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. The culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history. The selected candidate will work as a Mechanical Technician 2 on the mechanical build and processing of our client's Spacecraft and structures as assigned. The candidate will acquire necessary skills on-the-job under the tutelage of experienced technicians and engineers. The candidate should be able to support mechanical leads and engineers with the installation of extremely fragile space flight hardware onto space vehicles and additionally have the ability to proactively identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and suggest solutions to engineering for review. The desired candidate should have team building skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, personal skills, and a strong follow-through "can do" attitude. The selected candidate will be required to support spacecraft and spacecraft subsystem testing which includes but is not limited to vibration, acoustic, propulsion, thermal vacuum, and thermal cycle testing as assigned. Qualifications: Knowledge of Excel, Word, and Power point are required. A thorough understanding of Clean Room requirements, Hazardous Material Handling, Hazardous Operations protocols, and related operational protocols. The ability to support and maintain work areas up to company ESD, FOD and 5S standards. A thorough Hands-on knowledge and experience with the use of a variety of hand tools and mechanical equipment with the ability to read, interpret, and execute work to mechanical assembly drawings and BOM's. The ability to demonstrate technical knowledge in manufacturing operations and procedures as it pertains to mechanical assembly with a high attention to detail. Understanding and ability to perform epoxy bonding, polymeric application, harnessing, and limited soldering as it pertains to space flight hardware. The technical prowess to tackle and understand new engineering designs. Education Requirements: The candidate must be a US Citizen and shall possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of related experience as a Mechanical technician or equivalent. Preferred Qualifications: Solumina MES, TipQA, Windchill, CREOView, and Spacecraft processing knowledge preferred. Experience with critical/hazardous operations a plus. EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

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