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Structure Technician

Location: Hawthorne, CA, United States
Job # 9908419
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
Structures Technician
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Contract to Hire
Pay rate: $27-43$/hr (DOE)


• Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft
• Drill, ream, countersink holes in proper sequence and to correct size using hand and self-feed drill motors
• Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives and other special finishes
• Install fasteners in proper sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, c-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)
• Self-check work after completion using QA instruments to ensure it is complete per drawing
• Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner


• High school diploma or GED
• 2+ years of structural assembly experience


• Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company
• High-volume manufacturing experience
• Experience with drilling, reaming, hone and countersinking straight and close tolerance holes
• Experience using various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools on structures materials
• Must be able to perform work assignments according to written work instructions
• Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications


• Must be able to climb ladders and stairs and work in small restricted areas
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
• Must be available to work weekends as needed
• Must be willing to work significant overtime when necessary

• To conform to U.S. Government space technology export 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. Learn more about ITAR here.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with the Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of the Company’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should ask that their supplier contact the Company’s Human Resources Department.
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