SSPIDR Spacecraft Technician

Job Description

The successful candidate will serve as a general technician for the SSPIDR program on the STRIVE contract. The candidate will perform tasks as assigned by the engineering staff to integrate and test the flight hardware, operate machinery, and provide general maintenance within AFRL’s large satellite integration and test facility.

Essential Functions: 

  • - Operating thermal vacuum chamber systems

  • - Operating vibration table systems

  • - Metal machining, cutting, or shaping

  • - Installing space flight hardware as part of spacecraft assembly

  • - Fabricating and assembling mechanical lifting, handling, and transport structures

  • - Operating forklifts, overhead cranes, and heavy transportation vehicles

  • - Lifting and moving heavy objects

  • - Utilization of precision tools around high valued and delicate space systems

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • - Ethical conduct

  • - Strategic thinking

  • - Leadership

  • - Ability to be mentored/trained, as needed

  • - Decision making

  • - Individual/team/big-picture oriented

  • - Time/schedule oriented

Supervisory Responsibility: 

  • - None at this time

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Expected Hours of Work: 

Minimally a 40 hour week; Monday through Friday. However, days and hours of work will vary due to contractual requirements.


Travel is likely, but infrequent.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • - High School diploma or equivalent

  • - Eight or more years of work experience

  • - Held or currently holds IPC and NASA certifications for assembly and inspection

  • - U.S. Citizen, able to obtain and maintain a U.S. DoD Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • - A background and/or previous experience with electrical power routing, facility maintenance,
      hands-on mechanical assembly

  • - Experience working in spacecraft integration facilities

  • - Computer operation and familiarity with databases and equipment tracking

  • - Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a plus

  • - Current U.S. DoD Clearance

ATA Aerospace does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please send all resumes, to include cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or email them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. AERO20190115.

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