Integration & Test Engineer


Integration & Test Engineer

Hawthorne, CA
  • Responsibilities



    • Design high-level vehicle assembly architecture
    • Design and develop tools and hardware to enable vehicle assembly and ensure vehicle testing abilities
    • Develop full testing campaigns ensuring vehicle integrity of electronic and propulsion systems
    • Vehicle integration build flow and test concept of operations
    • Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration into subsystems
    • Interface with engineers and technicians to advance to larger scale manufacturing and automation
    • Develop and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned to mature status
    • Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow
    • Manage work orders and drive nonconformances into actionable items and system improvements


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, or manufacturing
    • 2+ years of experience in the field as a test or manufacturing engineer supporting highly integrated cross-disciplinary assembly operations


    • Master's degree in engineering
    • Experience with build integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems
    • Documentation and configuration management experience
    • Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment
    • Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry


    • Position may require extended hours and weekend work
    • Some travel to our launch sites may be required as needed
    • Position may require one to be on their feet for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours or more
    • Position may require working side by side with technicians on the production floor in tight areas with little room


    • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

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