Aerospace Vehicle Technician

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Mechanical Technicians
Mid Level

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us. 

Job Summary
The Aerospace Vehicle Technician will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks in support of final spacecraft integration assembly. The ideal candidate will work on released work instructions of assembly, test and launch operations of space vehicles.  

This position's internal job code is AVT Sr. Our team is currently hiring for Grade 24.


  • Work from preliminary design drawings, sketches, blueprints, schematics, oral and written instructions. Interpret the most appropriate method to correlate design and method to meet laboratory and production requirements. 

  • Layout, fabricate, assemble, modify, and repair microwave antenna components. Process metallic and non-metallic materials in the manufacture of microwave antenna reflectors and related composite antenna components. Perform detail composite part and reflector shell fabrication. Cut, orient, laminate, layup, and perform curing processes on composite parabolic and shaped reflectors. 

  • Perform assembly and integration operations to precise tolerances requiring interpretation and application of experience to determine the most appropriate method to meet engineering requirements and specifications. 

  •  Operate specially designed equipment during space vehicle assembly, such as hydraulic test console, cooling system test console, alignment fixtures and unit installation fixtures. 

  • Determine the sequence of operations and installs equipment in the space vehicle prior to testing. Prepare space vehicles for test by installing all component units; perform the complete system leak and pressure check of the total vehicle, and the alignment check of all control surfaces. 

  •  Prepare space vehicles for flight by installing explosives detonating cord, check the destruct mechanism for proper mechanical conditions; fill and check smoke generators for leaks; install batteries, skin covers, tracking flares, check a comparison of actual and calculated center of gravity values, complete final installation check, and insert igniters 

  •  Develop and measure utilizing coordinate measurement systems and specially designed product line equipment to support development, manufacturing, and qualification of microwave antenna systems and components. Perform special test investigations, resolve minor design problems, enhance measurement consistency, effectiveness, and accuracy. 

  • Assist engineers and research assistants in determining improved procedures and perform specific duties at assigned test stations. Record and reduce test data and prepare reports, charts, and graphs. 

  • Acquire necessary certifications, with minimal supervision, perform incidental related duties, and rework of the same nature and level of difficulty.  

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of applicable material and process specifications.  

  • Provide instruction, direction, and/or assistance to personnel in same or other related classifications.  

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with mechanical principles are required. 

  • Support range operations through tests, integration, and hardware moves. 

  •  Operate computer-controlled processing equipment for heated tools, ovens, positioners, alignment equipment, rolling stock, lift equipment, cranes, and hand and power tools. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in mechanical assembly on high reliability products (preferably aerospace products)
  • Experience interpreting mechanical drawings, schematics, harness wiring diagrams, internal and external specifications
  • Experience using inspection tooling (e.g. calipers, micrometers, DMM, depth gauges, etc.)
  • Experience with assembly tooling and/or composites fabrication and assembly
  • Experience with using various hand and power tools
  • Experience mixing epoxy materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Integration experience
  • Industry certification and/or Trade School training
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience working in a clean room environment
  • Ability to generate discrepancy reports as they occur in areas of influence
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Open to travel
  • Active Security Clearance

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay-Range

  • Grade 24: $27.32/hr - $43.73/hr 

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

This is an hourly position governed by Labor Union Carpenters Local 721 Collective Bargaining

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