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Spacecraft Assembly Technician

Aurora Insight

Aurora Insight

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

HawkEye 360 is seeking a Spacecraft Assembly Technician to join the Space Team. The mission of the Space Systems Engineering group is to build, test, launch, operate and maintain a constellation of small commercial satellites. The Space Systems group is also responsible for operating a segment of groundstations to provide communications with these satellites. The satellite clusters and ground segments provide the platform for RF data collection that is essential to HawkEye’s core business.

HawkEye 360 is looking for a candidate that can quickly interpret complex assembly instructions, work delicately with numerous sensitive spacecraft components, and can accurately document their work.

As the Spacecraft Assembly Technician, your main responsibilities will be:
  • Perform assembly and integration of flight hardware at all stages of spacecraft development from subsystems up through the full payload and spacecraft bus
  • Clearly document your work through notes within the procedures and photographs of each step you have performed
  • Be able to interpret engineering schematics or drawings to be able to help troubleshoot issues that may arise
  • Quickly communicate problems or questions as they occur to other members of the team
  • Layout and assemble electronic ground support equipment (EGSE) that will be used to test flight hardware in our lab
  • Be comfortable working in a cleanroom environment
  • Be comfortable working around electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive hardware
  • Work independently to complete given assignments within the schedule given and ask questions when more information is needed or not all details were given
  • Occasionally travel for launch site integration and testing campaigns as needed
Your skills and qualifications:
Essential education and experience:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma
  • 2 years of hardware/electronics assembly experience or equivalent education and training
  • Hands-on experience with aerospace hardware
  • Familiarity working with wire harnesses (wire stripping, crimping, pinning, routing, continuity testing, etc…)
  • Understanding of electronics lab environments including ESD mitigation and cleanroom protocols
  • Basic hand tool knowledge as well as familiarization with some power tools
  • An ability to react to changing priorities as directed, sometimes daily
  • A good attitude, team-oriented spirit, and dedication to getting the job done
Desirable:​​​​​​
  • Hands on experience with spacecraft (payload, bus, subsystems, etc…) hardware
  • Experience working with electrical harnesses and an understanding of the different kinds of connectors used within the aerospace industry
  • Experience soldering PCB assemblies
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Experience with Linux operating system and running commands within the terminal application
  • A curious outlook – willingness to learn new things and solutions to fit the problem
Base Salary Range: $70,000 - $115,000 annually

HawkEye 360 offers a compensation package that includes a competitive base salary plus annual performance bonus and benefits. We consider many factors when determining salary offers, such as candidate's work experience, education, training & skills, as well as market and business considerations. We are also open to considering candidates with experience and qualifications at a different level than required in a job posting, which may affect the compensation package offered.

Company Overview:
HawkEye 360 is delivering a revolutionary source of global knowledge based on radio frequency (RF) geospatial analytics to those working to make the world a safer place. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation that detects, geolocates, and identifies a broad range of signals & behaviors. We employ cutting edge AI techniques to equip our global customers with high-impact insights needed to make decisions with confidence. HawkEye 360 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

HawkEye 360 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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