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Spacecraft Systems Technician

ICON is looking for a Spacecraft Systems Technician to assist the R&D efforts for ICON’s extra-terrestrial goals.  As a Spacecraft Systems Technician at ICON, you will be asked to apply your commitment to quality, technical expertise, and leadership skills to positively impact the designing of systems to enable off-world construction; including both those systems and the ground support equipment that they require. This role is based locally in ICON’s Austin, TX laboratories, and will report to the Director of Off-Planet Systems in the Strategic R&D Department.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate space environmental simulation systems including vacuum chambers, vibration tables, and strength and stiffness fixtures
  • Operation of hand tools
  • Configuration of work cells including layouts, tooling, and equipment
  • Assist with transition from development to production
  • Manufacture, assemble, and test mechanical, fluid, and electrical flight hardware assemblies according to written procedures and engineering models, drawings, specifications, and written procedures
  • Perform second party verifications and hardware inspections to engineering models, drawings, specifications, and written work instructions
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct discrepancies by modification, rework, repair, and/or maintenance
  • Ability to operate various material handling equipment including forklifts, overhead cranes, aerial lifts, truck-trailer combinations, and other support equipment as required
  • Setup and operate a wide range of precision calibrated tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, depth gauges, and optical measuring instruments
  • Perform routine maintenance functions such as daily clean-up of work areas Safety and Quality initiatives
  • Run predefined experiments, and create detail oriented and organized reports in a timely manner



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in manufacturing, integration, or another relevant field
  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, G-suite, etc.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

 

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with multi-axis robotic systems
  • Metal fabrication experience (fabricating, assembly, and install)
  • Experience in drilling applications and assembling tightly toleranced structures
  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in a related field
  • Military Experience
  • Experience in Aerospace/Launch vehicle production, testing, and assembly
  • Experience in handling large aerospace components and flight hardware

 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, noise, and outdoor conditions.
  • Physical effort may be required for the handling of supplies or materials (up to 50 lbs unassisted).
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?