177675 - Integration Technician
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Long Beach
$27.45 to $29.80 DOE
3-6 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking an Integration Technician for an opening in Long Beach, CA.

Integration Technician with experience in final assembly, integration, or launch operations, of rockets, spacecraft, or aircraft. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.

Stage, set up, assemble, test and install flight hardware. Areas of work will include structural, mechanical, mechanisms, fluids, avionics, and separation systems. Familiarity with these systems is valuable. As part of final integration and/or launch operations, you will have to check your own work and be certain that it was done perfectly. Familiarity with high pressure gases, liquid oxygen, and oxygen cleaning procedures a plus.

Support vehicle checkouts, including leak checks of fluids lines, and power-on full vehicle system checks.
Support payload handling and integration operations, including handling of satellites and fairing/separation system installs.
Support vehicle transports, including loading, shipping, transportation, and post shipment checkouts.
Support launch operations, including launch day operations. Loading of gasses, fluids, and support launch procedures and checkouts.
Able to travel for short and extended trips if needed.
Must be available for all shifts, overtime and weekends if needed.
Use of mechanical tools and precision calibrated tools- torque wrenches, micrometers.
Hands on operations with both large as well as small fragile assemblies.
Reading and interpreting blue prints and work instructions.
Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test/work instructions.
Collaborate with production/build engineers to develop documentation of work activities.
Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.
Present solutions to management/leadership.
Must be a self-starter and previously worked across multiple teams within in a diverse project.
Excellent communication skills are desired.
Assist with transitioning product from engineering development and initial production to full rate production.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an aerospace/aviation field (airframe, launch vehicle, military equivalent).
Minimum 2 years in a manufacturing production environment.
History of monitoring, tracking and continually improving production and processes.

Physical and/or Additional Requirements:
Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.
Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted).

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Certifications or similar within aerospace, aviation or automotive.
Graduated from a technical college or other recognized apprenticeship (A&P license).
Safety training and/or safety certifications preferred.
Experience with applying Lean manufacturing principles.
Able to adapt to constant change within work assignments and a fast paced work environment.
Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy.

Accredited High School Diploma/GED


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Melody Mullins
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x186 or (800) 927-9318 x186

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.