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Precision Assembly Technician

Stoke Space

Stoke Space

Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on Earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. Space technology will enable global access to information, solutions to climate change, answers to global food security, products that transform healthcare, clean energy production, and more. Today, rocket launch options are slow, expensive, and unreliable. Stoke is building the world’s most efficient fully and rapidly reusable rocket designed to fly daily that will radically increase access to space and open up the space economy to safeguard our precious home, Earth.

Description

Reusable systems are the key to seamlessly connecting Earth and space. Highly efficient and extremely reliable rocket engines will make these reusable delivery systems a reality. As a Precision Assembly Technician, you will be responsible for the precise and rapid building of a variety of engine components including (but not limited to) turbo machinery, injectors, thrust chambers, pressurized tube connections, and valves.

Leveraging your previous experience, you will both build assemblies alongside engineers and independently; all while giving design feedback and logging accurate build notes for future reference. You will use your resourcefulness and communication skills to identify and solve issues with the assistance of machinists and welders. You will be responsible for maintaining an efficient work area, including ownership of its layout, tooling, and local inventory storage. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.

Responsibilities

  • Precision assembly of Rocket Engine hardware, directed by both written and verbal instructions
  • Fabrication of complex tube assemblies from drawing and as built configurations
  • Build planning, inventory kit organization, shortage identification, ordering of common stock items
  • Precision cleaning of hardware
  • Work area ownership, functional layout, daily maintenance and general cleaning
  • Detailed dimensional measurements and stack-up calculations
  • Identification of discrepancies, authoring of nonconformance reports, coordination with engineering on dispositions, detailed documentation of steps
  • Following of work orders for component builds; documentation of build steps for both new and re-occurring assembly sequences

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical or manufacturing environments
  • 2+ years in tube manufacturing from model, drawing and as built configurations utilizing CNC and manual machines
  • Assembly experience with turbo machinery, injectors, thrust chambers or valves
  • Detailed understanding of fittings, threads, inserts, seals, and other sub-component parts
  • Assembly experience with Oxygen, Cryogenic, and FOD intolerant service components and systems
  • Proficient in working with delicate and high-value assemblies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate forklifts and scissor lifts
  • Ability to work second shift and weekends as needed
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted
  • Able to stand for extended periods
  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces
  • Valid driver’s license

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Equity

Compensation

Target Levels:

  • Level 2 range: $31 - $47/hour
  • Level 3 range: $38 - $57/hour

Equal Opportunity

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including with respect to disability and veteran status. It is committed to compliance with all equal opportunity laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Title VII. It does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, citizenship, immigration status, or any other protected class when it comes to employment practices, including hiring.

Employment at the Company is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference and background checks, and on your ability to prove your identity and authorization to work in the U.S. for the Company. Employees must comply with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services employment verification requirements, and, therefore, they must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 at the start of employment and re-verify authorization to work periodically.

Separate from this I-9 process, this position entails access to certain technology and technical data that is restricted under U.S. export control laws and regulations. Employment or continued employment may be conditioned on your legal authorization to work with or have access to export control materials as necessary to perform your job.