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ECLSS Electrical-Mechanical Technician

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic ECLSS Electrical-Mechanical Technician who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

This position has multiple job openings and may be filled at multiple levels.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construct new ground test systems of space station environmental control and life support hardware
  • Aid in design and build of thermal fluid; water reclamation; high pressure oxygen, nitrogen, methane and hydrogen; chemical bed; and vacuum exhaust systems
  • Assemble and maintain test stands, both mechanically and electrically
  • Maintain lab areas
  • Work with engineers to provide guidance and recommendations on design for manufacturability
  • Work collaboratively with engineering, support detailed test activity planning, test readiness reviews, and flight support as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Required: 5-10 years in mechanical and/or electrical assembly experience or a combined equivalent of education and experience
  • Required: Knowledge of metallic and non-metallic modeling/hardware assembly
  • Required: Knowledge of harness and cable hardware assembly, Mil-Spec qualified connector crimp and solder assembly (MIL-DTL-38999, etc.)
  • Required: Basic knowledge of pressure systems and components including regulators, filters, gauges, safety relief devices, valves, tubing, fittings (JIC, 37° flare, ORB, NPT, AN, Compression, etc), fans and pumps
  • Required: Basic knowledge of electrical systems and components, including low and high power DC and low and high power AC circuits/distribution systems
  • Required: Able to use basic and advanced hand tools, measuring devices
  • Required: Comprehend and provide input to procedures, drawings, blueprints, electrical schematics, P&ID’s, hazard analyses, and job safety analyses
  • Required: Able to abide by all Axiom/NASA safety requirements
  • Required: Ability to handle multiple assignments and work in a dynamic environment
  • Preferred: Associate degree or certification in the art
  • Preferred: Some machining knowledge/skills
  • Preferred: Ability to travel occasionally

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Physical dexterity
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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