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Test Specialist - CA

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Test Specialist (2) for an opening in Hawthorne, CA.

Test technicians at the company get to assemble, troubleshoot, repair, and perform regular maintenance and work on integrated rocket hardware, including fuel tanks and integrated stages, as well as supporting test equipment. These technicians enjoy working outside at the rocket development facility, on our robust test stands, supporting structural test operations first-hand, as well as in the hangar where stage integration takes place. Test technicians enjoy witnessing the rumbling of rocket engines throughout the day.

• Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and instrumentation as needed
• Fabricate and repair structural hardware and test equipment, prepare test articles and test stands and systems for test operations
• Collaborate with engineers to develop and document activities
• Ensure all engine components and materials are clean and inspected according to clean for oxygen service standards
• Operate and maintain hardware, high pressure systems and pumps, and other ancillary equipment including pneumatic components
• Monitor and maintain a reasonable inventory of cryogenic equipment, including transfer and storage dewars, transfer tubes, fittings, hoses, and other supplies

• Experience working with and troubleshooting mechanical systems (professional work experience or personal experience will be considered)
• Experience using power tools, hand tools, or heavy equipment

• A&P License
• Experience with engine and structural test equipment/services
• Experience with testing process and optimization of test processes
• Experience with high performance systems and optimization of these systems
• Experience in ground support equipment in aerospace industry
• Some experience in the space exploration industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment
• Basic computer skills, including experience using MS Office suite
• Authorized emission specialist (AES) certification or training
• Experience with crane operations
• Knowledge of high vacuum systems
• Knowledge of all types of bore scope inspection equipment
• Knowledge of different fittings such as NPT and A/N
• Able to utilize power tools and hand tools as well as heavy equipment
• Able in reading/understanding technical manuals and reports
• Use of precision measuring instruments
• Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees and customers
• Able to work effectively in a team environment
• Able to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment

• Valid driver’s license
• General physical fitness is required for some work areas, flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required, also the ability to lift heavy objects up to 35 lbs
• Able to work at elevated heights
• Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
• Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
• Typically 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs
• Overtime is frequently required for particular tasks or test series
Associates Degree Preferreed

Split Shift-Night, Full-Time

Job Number: 166449
Job Location: Hawthorne, CA
Rate: $DOE
Duration: 1 Month
Input Date: 12/11/2017
Attention: Melody Mullins
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808

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