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61176; 053; Propulsion/Propellant Test and Service Technican Sr.

Company The Boeing Company Job ID 1700025684 Date posted 12/06/2017
Location El Segundo California United States
Job Description

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.


Position Overview

The Boeing Company has exciting an challenging opening for an experienced Propulsion/Propellant Test & Servicing Technician Sr. located in El Segundo, CA. Work is performed at test and launch sites both domestically and internationally. Some positions will be home based in EL SEGUNDO, California at the Boeing Satellite Development Center and some will be based initially at TAFT, California at the Boeing Propulsion Systems Field Laboratory with later permanent transfer to the El Segundo site. On-going work assignments will require company travel between these two sites. This job is a nominal 1st shift, 40 hour work week Monday through Friday with ability to work alternate shifts as well as extended hours including weekends and holidays as required. Qualifying candidates will go on to take a medical examination which includes a treadmill assessment. Locations and times will be sent to qualifying candidates. 


 Position Responsibilities

  • Can work with a minimum of supervision
  • Assists in the development of and testing for flight propulsion subsystems. Design, build, modify, fabricate and assembles complex test equipment and test fixtures on ground support equipment.
  • Assists in propellant servicing of completed spacecraft.
  • Assist in determining test methods and sequence that will be used to obtain required performance data associated with acceptance of test flight components and propulsion subsystems.
  • Works with electrical components and pneumatic systems with pressures up to 6,200 psi (pounds per square inch).
  • Uses engineering specifications and instructions, test procedures, schematics, sketches, oral and written instructions. Read and interpret engineering drawings, schematics and specifications.
  • Designs, builds, modifies, fabricates and assembles complex electrical and mechanical test fixtures and equipment used to test and service propulsion systems including propellant servicing ground support equipment.
  • Conducts flight component and propulsion subsystem tests. Performs functional testing and propellant servicing operations on thruster at Company and off-site test facilities and on spacecraft, at launch bases, in preparation for launch.
  • Determines method to verify the safety and functionality of test and servicing equipment and conducts verification tests based on methods selected.
  • Performs decontamination and cleanliness certification procedures on flight hardware and test equipment after their exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Records and evaluates test results for completeness and accuracy preparing reports as required.
  • Operates test equipment such as oscilloscopes, leak detectors, vacuum pumps, microscopes, precision weighing systems.
  • Operates fabrication equipment such as tube benders and flaring machines. Operates process equipment such as contamination control and vacuum systems, scrubber systems, de ionized water flush panels; and ultrasonic cleaners.
  • Operates shop equipment such as forklift and overhead cranes.
  • Propulsion system testing and propellant loading are deemed as Hazardous Operations Safe handling of HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (Spacecraft Propellants) during load operations are part of the position duties.  

Engineering Test and Tech

Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.




Basic Qualifications (Required)


This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.

  • Must be able to work with others as part of a team which includes giving and receiving feedback, assisting others in completion of tasks; possess interpersonal, listening, and participation skills.
  • Must be able to work on elevated and/or uneven surfaces.
  • Must have ability to climb and work while standing on ladders.
  • Will require shift changes and travel with short notice.
  • Must be willing to take necessary medications and vaccinations required for some international travel.
  • Must pass an annual propellant and SCAPE physical and training for both category I and IV SCAPE operations. 
  • Must be able to carry a 45 pound backpack breathing apparatus for at least 4 to 6 hours at a time while wearing SCAPE suit.
  • Experience working with hazardous materials.
  • This position requires constant standing and walking, frequent bending at the waist, twisting, pushing/pulling, occasional kneeling and crawling, and lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.
  • Experience operating non-automated Stand-alone test equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Top Secret Clearance is strongly desired.
  • Knowledgeable in all safety requirements and qualified in the operation of safety equipment including air respirators and Self Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble (SCAPE) suits.

  • Experience Level
    Individual Contributor

    Job Type

    Yes, 25 % of the Time

    Contingent Upon Program Award


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