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Assembly Technician

Agile Space

Agile Space

Durango, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Company & Mission:

Located in Durango, CO, (Headquarters) and Mount Pleasant, PA (Additive Manufacturing Center) Agile Space Industries, Inc. (AGILE) designs, builds, and tests in-space propulsion systems for satellites and spacecraft. AGILE uses state of the art 3D metal alloy printing techniques to rapidly design, manufacture, and test new engine designs in our purpose-built propulsion test facility. With over a decade of experience testing rocket engines, and engineers who have worked at industry leaders like Blue Origin, SpaceX, NASA, and Rocketdyne, AGILE is a rapidly growing company with many exciting Defense, Civil and Commercial programs.

Job Details

Agile is seeking an Assembly Technician to support the production of rocket engines at our manufacturing center in Durango, Colorado. In this role, you will work with our Manufacturing Engineers to support the delivery of high-quality rocket hardware for in-space propulsion and R&D applications. You will assemble and test rocket engines. You will use computer software to track builds and record data related to builds. You will make recommendations for improvements to the build processes and facility equipment. You will handle decontamination of rocket engines after hotfire testing.

Preferred Skills

  • Personal commitment to attention to detail and delivering conforming products to our customers
  • Understand and interpret technical schematics and drawing
  • Assemble hardware, paying close attention to detail with hardware processing and hardware safety
  • Test assemblies and components to verify conformance prior to hotfire testing
  • Work autonomously and take initiative in a high cadence environment
  • Provide ongoing feedback on hardware and processes to drive manufacturing improvements
  • Comfortable with change and growth to embrace new techniques as they emerge and upgrade skills to grow professionally along with our business needs
  • Assist in maintaining work performance records, inspection records, and other related items; assure correctness of all documents
  • Participate with our team of internal auditors to maintain our QMS (Quality Management System) per AS9100.
  • Report issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required
  • Safety: Monitor events, materials, and surroundings: Identifying any unsafe situation and notifying an immediate member of management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Mechanical aptitude and interest in aerospace fabrication and assembly processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex mechanisms and structure
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in team environments
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Works as a competent member of the team, and willingly provides back-up support for coworkers when appropriate.
  • Professional phone, email and written correspondence skills required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel to domestic locations to assist with company events and work overtime as needed
  • Able to maintain confidential information for the company and within regulatory guidelines required
  • Reliable commute to ensure punctual attendance to every scheduled workday
  • Show up to work consistently and on time
  • Experience in US Space Defense, Civil Space, and Commercial Space sectors a plus but not required
  • US Citizenship
  • Highly detailed with strong organizational and time management skills

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 handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity.
Frequently requires vision abilities to include close, distance, depth perception, and telling the difference between colors
Frequently requires hearing abilities to include discerning different tones and volumes
Frequently lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Durango, CO

Salary: $15 - $30 /hr

Expected Close Date: 4/19/2024

Eligibility for bonuses and company equity depends on the type of position held and whether the position is full-time, part-time or temporary status. Contact HR for more information on the specific benefits offered.

The salary ranges provided in this job posting are indicative and may be adjusted for individual candidates commensurate with experience or technical capabilities. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

AGILE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

  • Please note that if the position is covered by federal international trade regulations, it is a requirement of the position that the individual be eligible to obtain any required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.