Launch Operations Technician

At OneWeb, we’re on a mission to provide affordable, high-speed Internet access for the world’s unconnected and to achieve the #1 target of the World Society of Information – to create a community access point at every school in the world. We realize this isn’t easy, but we have designed a combination of satellites and ground systems that we know can achieve this, and we believe it is too important not to do. Eliminating extreme poverty, enabling relief for communities during emergencies or disasters, providing health care, clean water and education, starting a business, individual empowerment and civic transparency are all important goals and Internet access is a foundation for solving these global issues.

OneWeb is a technology and infrastructure provider. Our infrastructure enables Mobile carriers, ISP’s and governments, to provide Internet Access to their local and remote populations. Our team’s talent spans fields from semiconductor design, telecom core network and small cell production and deployment, to hyper local rural regulatory and educational challenges. We are developing leading edge technology to solve some of the world’s largest problems – and having a lot of fun doing it!

If building the infrastructure to connect 2 million schools is something you would like to make happen, then joining OneWeb may be a great personal and career move. We can provide an intellectually challenging workplace and fast growing opportunity with a clear purpose. Come join the team that is making affordable communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

OneWeb seeks a Launch Operations Technician who will be responsible for executing mechanical systems Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of mechanical ground support systems at our Merritt Island, Florida satellite production facility and during launch campaigns overseas. 

In this position, you will work with a team of technicians and engineers to ensure mechanical equipment is built with the highest level of quality to support the successful launch of our satellites. Core traits that empower this success are strong written and oral communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, an emphasis on safety, cleanliness, and adherence to corporate policies and standards, the ability to work with a team, etc.

This position will support satellite launch processing, ground support equipment O&M, clean room operations, and satellite AI&T work. This includes overhead crane operation, forklift use, torque wrench and hand tools, working on elevated platforms (scaffolding, personnel aerial lift devises and ladders).

Responsibilities: 

***No visa sponsorship is available for this position.***

  • Assemble and set up equipment following engineering instructions and production illustrations such as manufacturer's specifications, service manuals and bulletins, or other engineering-approved technical data or oral instructions.


  • Perform functional checks, and assist in set up of mechanical assemblies such as lifting equipment, rigging, hydraulics, pneumatic equipment, compressed gas and propellant systems and accessories. Much of these duties may be performed under the direction of another technician.

  • Following engineer's or technician's instructions, perform functional test, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and test mechanical support equipment.

  • Install and remove flight components.  Operate support equipment necessary for satellite AI&T and satellite launch operations.

  • Performs mechanical operations necessary for the installation, troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, dismantling, and disassembly directly related to the above systems.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience working on (assembly, test, hoisting/handling, launch processing) space flight hardware (missles, boosters and/or spacecraft).


  • High school diploma or GED, Undergraduate degree in an engineering related discipline is preferred.

  • Possess a working knowlege of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems used on missles or space vehicles and possess a knowlege of shop theory and practices.

  • Knowlege of saftey regulations necessary to prepare flight vehicle and AGE mechancial and electro-mechanical systems and equipment for test/launch puroses.

  • Possess a knowlege of working characteristics of materials used on ground support equipment and flight vehicles.

  • Ability to work at various heights on artiulcating lift or scissor lift, elevated platforms, gantires, service towers, high lifts, etc.

  • Must possess the ability to climb stairs & ladders and ability to work in confined areas.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 40% (primarily to France, Kazakhstan and Russia).

  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed, particualry in support of launch campaigns.

  • Experience wth overhead crane operations and forklift use.

  • Able to commuicate clearly and interact with a wide range of people.

  • Strong working knowlege of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs. unassisted.


***No visa sponsorship is available for this position.***


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