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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Space Systems Test Technician in Centennial, Colorado

Job ID#: 30773BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Space Systems Test Technician

Job Category: Technicians

City: Centennial

State: Colorado

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Space Systems Test Technician to join our team located in Centennial, Colorado.


  • The Space Systems Test Technician has a broad knowledge base spanning from advanced electronics and test instrumentation to mechanical assembly.

  • Build and maintains supporting equipment necessary for the operation and testing of PWA’s and sub-assemblies.

  • Operates equipment to perform tests and capable of troubleshooting and repair of systems by utilizing power supplies, digital volt meters, chart recorders and oscilloscopes as necessary.

  • Assist Space System Test Engineers with the execution and validation of test procedures of PWA’s and or sub-assemblies. Documenting results in a clear precise and complete manner.

  • Utilize development boards and/or breadboards to prove out circuit designs.

  • Soldering skills and high quality workmanship. Must be able to rework fine-pitch surface mount components.

  • Responsible for some preventative maintenance activities on test equipment and data acquisition systems.

  • Maintains systems; implements modifications and engineering changes as necessary.

  • Identifies operation or equipment problems and reports deficiencies.

  • Provides and trains lower level technicians in work area.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • May travel to support other company sites as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required for the purpose of ensuring and effective and efficient work environment.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires associate's degree or equivalent with nine or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience in space, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environments is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with the creation and interpretation of electronic schematics, bills of material, test procedures, PCB design documentation, etc.

  • The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience and strong electrical background in the testing of PWA’s and Sub-assemblies of satellite or other space systems.

  • Knowledge of pressure, thermal vacuum temperature and flow measurement devices, mechanical and electrical

  • Understands spacecraft and flight hardware handling including ESD and clean room requirements.

  • Ability to train and lead others. Proficient in computer operations and applications pertinent to the field.

  • Analytical ability to interpret detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Competencies to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical/electrical problems and find effective solutions. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information and submit reports. Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques.

  • IPC620 and J-standard-001 (with space addendum) certification is preferred.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance is required.

  • US Citizenship is required.

Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum, midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are established based on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job. The salary range for this position is $70,143 - $101,708.

US Citizenship Required?: Yes

Experience Level: Senior (8+ years)

Relocation Assistance Provided?: No

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.