Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven foundation of commercial technology to deliver solutions with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. We are a community of creative problem-solvers who value collaboration and diversity in developing breakthrough technologies for the good of humanity. Maxar Technologies offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including a competitive salary, choice of medical plan, dental, life and disability insurance as well as a 401(K) plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid holidays and a generous time-off policy. Other select offerings include tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, various professional development opportunities, fitness and wellness discounts, pet insurance, legal insurance, and adoption reimbursement.? International benefits may vary depending on location. Maxar is currently seeking a self-motivated, Mechanical Integration Technician to join our Assembly Integration and Test team in Palo Alto or San Jose, CA. In this role, you will work with our team on the mechanical integration of current spacecraft programs. Responsibilities: Mechanical assembly and test of communications satellites and ground support equipment Assembly & installation of active & passive "flight" components per engineering drawings, specifications & procedures - structural parts & assemblies, RF waveguides, electronic boxes, coax cables, harnesses, antennas & thermal blankets Maintain paperwork- ASIs, rework shop orders, component installation logs, mate de-mate logs, task logs Spacecraft handling Assembly & checkout of ground support equipment Knowledge of test equipment set up and support Minimum Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident High school diploma/GED 4 years mechanical technician experience Ability to work on ladders, platforms & man-lifts up to 18 feet high while in confined spaces such as S/C interiors, thermal vacuum & acoustic chambers Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted Ability to accommodate some shift work and overtime? Preferred Qualifications: A&P license or 2 years of trade school Ability to interpret engineering assembly drawings & work to procedures, standards, & shop orders Ability to perform spacecraft integration tasks in clean room environment Ability to operate cranes, man lifts, tugs & handling equipment Ability to become certified in ESD Awareness, Contamination Control, Flight Hardware Handling, DC Connector Mate/Demate, Adhesive Bonding, Thermal Compound Bonding, Component Torqueing Ability to assembly & install active & passive "flight" components per engineering drawings, specifications & procedures - structural parts & assemblies, RF waveguides, electronic boxes, coax cables, harnesses, antennas & thermal blankets Ability to maintain paperwork, including ASIs, rework shop orders, component installation logs, mate demate logs, task logs Experience with spacecraft handling Ability to assemble & checkout ground support equipment Knowledge of test equipment set up and support
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