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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Test Specialist, Environmental Systems (Starlink) in Redmond, Washington

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. TEST SPECIALIST, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (STARLINK) We\'re seeking an experienced test specialist with a strong affinity toward multidisciplinary testing, design development, and problem solving. Environmental test specialists work hand-in-hand with multidisciplinary engineers while supporting satellite hardware testing throughout the design and build processes to ultimately join our revolutionary fleet of Starlink satellites. The ideal candidate is highly skilled with mechanical and electrical disciplines, hands-on, flexible, a quick learner, works well in a fast-paced environment, and is highly self-motivated. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assemble, instrument, and test satellite flight hardware throughout development, production, and on-orbit correlation testing phases Monitor and assess test asset and test article performance throughout development and qualification campaigns Activate, evaluate, monitor, and maintain space simulation test equipment (Thermal, Thermal Vacuum, HASS / HALT, Vibration, Shock) Assembly, activation and troubleshooting of custom test racks and automated equipment interfaces to increase test lab capability and unit test quality Structural test build and execution for a variety of large- and small-scale structural and mechanical satellite components Work with engineering to plan, build, and activate test equipment (mechanical assemblies, gas, hydraulic, cryogenic fluid systems, etc.) Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation and harnessing. including pressure transducers, flowmeters, temperature sensors, accelerometers and strain gauges BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency certificate 3+ years of hands on experience with mechanical/structural/fluid/electrical systems 2+ years of experience performing electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Associate degree Experience in research and development or other fast-paced technical environment Ability to solve complex problems with minimal supervision on tight schedules Proven ability to rapidly change roles, responsibilities, and learn new skills while working in a high-paced and challenging work environment Experience with component and system level troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically solve instrumentation system problems and determine corrective action Experience with evaluation and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems Experience with thermal vacuum, vibration and shock test equipment Basic understanding of mechanical GD&T requirements and/or electrical schematics Experience with electrical tools (oscilloscopes, multimeters, soldering irons, crimpers, strippers, etc.) Familiarity with harness build and termination techniques for use in extreme environments Experience building and activating data and control systems Experience with analog and digital instrumentation (load cells, pressure transducers, strain gauges, RTDs, TCs, encoders, deflection gages, LVDTs, accelerometers, IMUs) Knowledge/experience with high voltage systems (AC and DC) Comfortable and familiar with operating fabrication equipment (mill, lathe, drill press) Experience handling cryogenic fluids Experience with test operations procedures including hydraulic load control, hydro/pneumatic pressure control, writing or modifying automation, and configuration software systems and safe handling of flight part Proficient with standard computer software (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook) and some experience with CAD software (NX, TeamCenter) and prog