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Amazon MFG Assembly Technician III - 2nd Shift, Project Kuiper in Redmond, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). Its mission is to bring fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Project Kuiper will help close the digital divide by delivering fast, affordable broadband to a wide range of customers, including consumers, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations operating in places without reliable connectivity.

The success of Kuiper depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, and security of the products that you deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; and if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step. To be successful you need to be highly motivated and detail oriented while showing the highest standards of execution.

Key job responsibilities

  • Assemble with emphasis to detail mechanical/electrical of satellite components, sub-assemblies, and integration of final vehicle assembly fabricating and/or processing materials into complex manufactured products in a Cleanroom and ESD control environment

  • Build solar modules, mechanisms and arrays

  • Ensure lab equipment is maintained and calibrated and supports some preventative maintenance activities on test equipment and data acquisition systems

  • Identify equipment requirements process improvements, maintain floor stock inventory

  • You will independently execute and prioritize work to meet company deliverables

  • Execute test procedures for component and system level testing maintenance

  • Receive shipments and coordinate deliveries with recipients (Using forklifts, pallet jacks, etc)

  • Your work may include contributing to improving SOPs and safety procedures

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to work all shifts (days, evenings, staggered shifts) overtime and weekends as needed. Estimated shift times:

2nd shift: 3:00PM - 11:30PM

  • Shift will vary, depending on program needs

  • Flexible working/commuting in between site locations

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position

  • Able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

Candidates must be 18 years or older with the ability to understand and adhere to all job requirements and safety guidelines.

The starting pay for this role in Washington State is up to $37.00/hour and employees are eligible for incremental raises based on tenure. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits are provided. This information is provided per the Washington State Pay Transparency Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Export Control Requirement:

Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

A day in the life

The MFG Assembly Technician II will operate standardized processes, driving workmanship quality into every activity they perform. Their work will continue on and be launched into space to provide internet access to unserved and underserved people around the world. Self-motivation and a drive to be successful is a key talent for this role.

About the team

We are a group of Technicians with well over 20 years of diverse skills and experience. Each team member brings in willingness to train and positive team energy. For some tasks you may be an individual contributor, but may also work in a group environment to achieve organizational goals. This group of Technicians thrives in success by working as a team. We are currently in research and development but moving towards a production environment.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

2+ years relevant aerospace manufacturing experience, or relevant aerospace trade school certification

2+ years of hands on work experience Electro-Mechanical Assembly, Final Integration and/or Harness Integration experience

2+ years' experience in a fast-paced production environment with Flight Hardware

2+ years of hand on experience with precision torque, measurement and inspection devices(i.e., automated and manual torque wrenches, calipers, micrometers, profilometers, optical inspection devices, multi-meters, torque wrenches)

Shift will vary, depending on program needs

Flexible working/commuting in between site locations

Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position

Able to lift-up to 25lbs. unassisted

Preferred Qualifications

  • Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) certification/license

  • 2+ able to read, interpret and work from engineering documentation and/ or drawings

  • Experience in the aerospace industry, automotive industry, medical device industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment

  • A demonstrated ability to read, understand and work from engineering documentation or drawings, work instructions and standard operating procedures

  • Experience working with FOD, ESD sensitive hardware and clean room requirements

  • Experience in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment

  • Prior military service a plus

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $68,640/year in our lowest geographic market up to $83,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.