LJT & Associates, Inc

  • Mechanical Technician

    Location US-VA-Wallops Island
    Job ID
    Technical Skills
    Security Clearance Required
    NASA Agency
  • Overview

    LJT provides a very competitive benefits package. Health coverage begins on first day of employment!

    • Responsible to perform non-routine and complex mechanical assignments in support of the design, development, construction or evaluation of hardware relevant to the NASA Sounding Rocket missions


    Duties & Responsibilities


    • Support integration tests for specific sounding rocket missions
    • Fabricate or modify mechanical parts including prototype hardware, brackets, payload skins, and GSE
    • Conduct tests on subcontractor supplied hardware as well as routine testing of new inventory components
    • Set up and operate equipment for integration tests and to support launches when required
    • Fit and assemble parts into complete assemble using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.
    • Responsible to fabricate and test mechanical components and subsystem
    • Responsible to resolve hardware compliance problems and coordinate work to assist with system integration of both the technical ground hardware and the flight hardware.




    • AS in Mechanical Technology, equivalent military/trade school training
    • Minimum of 6 years general experience with 4 as a machinist, or a total of 8 years of general experience in a production machine shop environment
    • Candidate must have mechanical and metalworking knowledge including the ability to drill and tap holes, minor sheet metal work, and/or light machining
    • Candidate must be proficient in the use of all basic machine shop equipment and accessories to produce mechanical components.

    Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities

    Safety and quality awareness and compliance are required.
    Shift work may be required.
    Assignments may change or vary.
    Travel will be required in support of the program.

    LJT is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE M/F/D/V


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