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Amazon Production Test Technician, 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 Propulsion team is seeking a Test Technician to join the team to support production acceptance testing of future flight hardware.

The Propulsion Test Technician will work within the Kuiper Propulsion Team on the operation and optimization of electric propulsion test infrastructure. This person will get to perform flight hardware acceptance testing on a variety of different propulsion subsystems, including feed systems, thrusters, cathodes, PCBA's, tanks, as well as the integrated propulsion system.

Key job responsibilities

  • Perform acceptance testing of spacecraft propulsion systems and subsystems

  • Support the continued development and improvement of test infrastructure and methods

  • Support development and review of test processes and procedures

  • Help ensure a high level of quality is maintained while meeting increasing production rate targets

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.

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/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.

A day in the life

The Propulsion Technician will perform a variety of hardware testing of propulsion subsystems as well as integrated systems to ensure the hardware meets acceptance requirements for flight. They will also work closely with multiple engineering teams to identify process improvements to improve test efficiency. A successful candidate thrives in a fast paced, start-up like environment and is able to apply their technical expertise and commitment to quality to positively impact team metrics and organization goals. To be successful they will need to be highly motivated and detail oriented while showing the highest standards of execution.

About the team

The Kuiper Propulsion Team is responsible for the design and development of the propulsion system which provides maneuvering capability to the spacecraft. The Propulsion Team is made up of a variety of sub-teams which are responsible for various aspects of the development process, such as mechanical design, systems engineering, subject matter experts, manufacturing, and test. This integrated team structure allows direct communication and rapid process feedback while also promoting close collaboration across the team.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Redmond, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of relevant hardware testing experience

  • 2+ years of hands-on work experience with electronic test equipment such as data acquisition devices, oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, and power supplies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience testing aerospace hardware

  • Experience working with vacuum and/or pressurized gas systems

  • Experience with test execution software such as TestStand, LabView, and Python

  • Experience with testing of production hardware designed for space environments

  • Experience building up test racks and infrastructure

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

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

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.