Test Technician - Mechanic- Redmond, WA

Employer: Aerojet Rocketdyne

Job Description:
Job ID 18810
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a leading supplier of chemical and electric propulsion systems for Earth-space and interplanetary spacecraft. Aerojet Rocketdyne systems are on a large majority of U.S. spacecraft and we have on-going programs supporting European and Japanese customers. Our programs span the range from basic research for next-generation systems to on-going production for current missions.

We are seeking a Mechanical Test Technician to join our facility in Redmond, WA. In this role, the "Mech Tech" selects, sets up and operates mechanical, electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic systems and related equipment for purpose of testing liquid propellant rocket engines and devices. Includes setting up and operating liquid feed systems and high pressure nitrogen gas systems.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Working under general supervision:
Operates and repairs vacuum and high-pressure liquid and gas systems requiring a high level of mechanical knowledge and expertise to include: high-pressure fittings, seals and shop tool operation.

Sets up and operates bipropellant rocket engine tests and measures against quality standards.

Bends and flares stainless steel tubing for some testing operations.

Sets up and operates orbital welding equipment for stainless steel and titanium tubing. Repairs valves, regulators, pumps, etc.

Position requires an Associate's degree in a related discipline and one (1) year of experience in a highly technical and mechanical environment or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Prefer an individual who has the qualifications as a licensed Airframe & Power Plant mechanic or the necessary experience. Additional skills such as welding, machining, and hazardous material handling are desired.

This role is for a 12 hour weekend shift, Friday - Sunday. Training will begin during standard, Monday - Thursday shift, but will transition to weekend once training is completed.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position is expected to work a weekend shift to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Contact Person: Tricia Nordstrom
Phone: 916-355-2215
Email: Tricia.nordstrom@rocket.com
Location: Redmond, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on January 13, 2022

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