Test Integration Engineer III - Assembly, Integration, & Test (AI&T) (Weekend Day Shift)
Sierra Space—based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space
Represent the Test Engineering function in production environment for first article spacecraft build/test
Focal point for test integration and strategy during manufacturing phase of Dream Chaser vehicles
Focal point on design for testability/operability leveraging relationships within the design and systems engineering organizations
Maintain productive relationships and influence others outside their immediate area of responsibility
Must be able to support rotational shift work on occasion and during periods of surge
Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering or other related discipline and typically 5 or more years of experience
Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of required education
Knowledge of engineering principles and practices
Experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams
Knowledge of requirements management, system design, and systems integration
Experience with planning, conducting and documenting Verification and Validation (V&V) activities
Experience in first article flight hardware test environment
2-3 years of operations experience
Thorough understanding of and experience with the practical application of production/manufacturing/test principles, techniques and best practices
Ability to represent and integrate test organization needs into production schedule and coordinate with manufacturing build teams
Ability to understand complex technical schematics, CAD models, diagrams, blueprints, manuals and/or publications
Ability to interpret complex test plans, test procedures, and test article build configurations in order to demonstrate test readiness
Understanding of Assembly, Integration and Test practices
Experience with mechanical, structural, and environmental testing of large aerospace assemblies, mechanical systems, mechanisms, and structures.
Experience testing pressurized systems, including propulsion, life support, and cooling systems
Experience with fluid systems test equipment to include proof/leak/NDE of mechanical tube joints, precision cleaning and contamination control, and servicing equipment for flight loading of pressurized fluid systems
Experience with electrical test equipment to include test racks, cables, instrumentation, and data acquisition and associated calibration/maintenance
Experience with mechanical ground support equipment to include mechanism installation/rigging tools, zero-G offloaders, and critical lift handling equipment
Experience with testing of actuators, motors, and associated controllers to include closed loop control systems
Familiarity with Product and Quality Assurance principles and experienced in generation and disposition of product non-conformances
Experience performing certification testing for various certification organizations (i.e. FAA, NASA, DoD)
Familiarity with Lean, Six-sigma, and/or Theory of Constraints Manufacturing Principles
Ability to identify waste in a process and then aggressively drive that waste out of that process
Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military
The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearance
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant 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 or U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
Rarely lifting or carrying up to 25 lbs.
Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
Rarely exposed to loud noises
Safety Sensitive Position:
Responsible for the safety or security of people or property
Inspects structures, equipment or vehicles
Referral Bonus: $1,500Estimated Starting Salary Range: $104,827.91 - $144,138.38. Sierra Space considers several factors when extending job offers, including but not limited to candidates’ key skills, relevant work experience, and education/training/certifications.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.