Tube Shop Technician

Manufacturing and Test

As part of a unique and highly-skilled team, you’ll develop, fabricate and inspect tubes and tube assemblies for space launch vehicles.  Using CNC tube benders and Vector measuring machines, you’ll create these parts from drawings, XYZ data, Pro-E files, LRAs and tangent points.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Fabricate and install hydraulic, pneumatic and propellant tubing
  • Work with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly, and support development tests
  • Review, edit and follow work instructions for assembly tasks
  • Plan and communicate assembly steps for complex mechanical installations
  • Safely work with hazardous systems, containing chemicals and/or high pressure
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
  • 2+ years’ experience with programming and set up of CNC tube bending machines
  • 5+ years’ experience in aerospace or related fields
  • 2+ years’ experience with setting-up, developing and manufacturing tube assemblies from start to finish
  • Ability to use standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment (band saw, chop saw, grinders, drills, etc.)
  • Capable of using precision tools to accurately measure tight tolerances (calipers, height gauge, scales, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand aerospace 2D/3D drawings
  • Experience with various thin wall alloys (316 SS, Inco 625, CRES 21-6-9)
  • Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien 
 
Desired:
  • Knowledge of CNC bending software (Light speed/Bend Pro)
  • Experience measuring and inspecting tube assemblies using a vector measuring machine
  • 5+ years’ experience programing AND setting up CNC tube bending machines
  • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
  • Knowledge of drawing review, scheduling systems, work order systems, inventory and various issue tracking systems
  • Working knowledge of a variety of tube/fluid applications including GN2, GHe, hydraulics and cryogenics
  • Ability to use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred), and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
  • Orbital tube welding experience
  • Experience cleaning tube systems to aerospace or medical standards
 
Must be physically able to:
  • Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas
  • Lift and carry 25 lbs.
  • Work 1st or 2nd shift, as well as weekends and overtime, when necessary
 

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