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Vehicle Test Operations Technician

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R3673B:Vehicle Test Ops Tech
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IAM Hourly represented employees who currently work at the main (Sunnyvale/Palo Alto) unit, Santa Cruz, VAFB or Eastern Range facilities cannot apply for this position through the on-line career network system. If you are a current hourly employee and you want to be considered for this position you must submit a valid placement card request to labor relations.


Occupational Summary:
Under limited guidance, support vehicle assembly, modification, and integration through ambient, environmental systems and other vehicle tests.

Perform installation and testing of vehicle components and systems electrical/mechanical hardware.

Verify test procedures and perform in-process and acceptance verification of flight hardware.

Work Performed:
Support integration of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical vehicle hardware including component installation and structural assembly and modification. Perform thermal material preparations and installations on vehicle hardware.

Assist in set up and operate optical alignment equipment and record data to determine alignment and critical dimensions of assembled test hardware. Checkout, handling, and installation of ordnance components.

Perform mechanical operations including weight and center of gravity determinations, movement of vehicle hardware and equipment using overhead cranes and air-bearing systems. Handle flight hardware using ground support equipment.

Perform electrical and mechanical preparations for, and support ambient and
environmental systems tests such as integrated systems test, pyro-shock test, acoustic test, and thermal/vacuum test. Perform instrument installation and operate electrical testing equipment, pneumatic systems testing, flight hardware deployments, and manual testing. Install breakout boxes, breakout cables, and instrumentation to troubleshoot test set-ups and hardware involved in tests. Fabricate, modify, and install wire harness assemblies.

Verify test procedures for in-process and acceptance verification of vehicle hardware. Verify installation and hookup of test devices, test equipment, test complexes, and recording control instrumentation, as well as vehicle assembly operations. Work with company and customer personnel to recommend changes in test procedures, equipment, or design. Ensure completeness and accuracy of appropriate test data and records.

May support launch base propellant handling and vehicle fueling including Self-Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble (SCAPE) or similar operations.

Basic Qualifications
Typically requires completion of an AS degree in Electronics Technology, a two-year program in aerospace or mechanical technology from a junior college or technical institute, or equivalent experience.

Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic theory and practice, as well as the methods and applications for preparation, checkout, and test of electrical and mechanical hardware, pneumatic systems, and related instrumentation.

Knowledge of vehicle test and acceptance verification procedures, and of appropriate documentation.

Ability to interpret and apply verbal directions and completed engineering documents such as engineering drawings and sketches, materials and processes specifications, test requirements specifications, and test procedures and instructions.

Must be able to obtain certification for applicable process certifications such as solder, crimp, and structural bonding, and for hoisting and moving equipment including bridge crane and personnel aerial lift devices (PALD) may be required.

Certification for Self-Contained Atmospheric Protective Equipment (SCAPE) may be required.

Must have active TS/SCI security clearance or in process near completion as can be verified.

Desired skills
Airframe and/or Power Plant License
Radio Electronic License

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Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California
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TS/SCI w/Poly
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