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OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Fabrication Technician who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for an energetic and dynamic Fabrication Technician who will primarily be responsible for using various techniques and tools to manipulate wood, plastic, metal, and composite components. You will operate drilling, grinding, bending, sawing, and welding equipment. You will be responsible for completing assemblies, electromechanical and structural, at a variety of scales. You must also be able to read technical drawings and ensure each project is completed correctly. Familiarity with manufacturing equipment, processes, and tools are essential. The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills. This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary


• Using hand tools, power tools, and machines to fabricate components

• Set up and maintenance of equipment and tools

• Collaborating with design, engineering, and production teams to develop manufacturing projects

• Manufacturing products from a variety of raw materials, including wood, metal, composites, and plastic

• Operating shop equipment, such as drill presses, band saws, press brakes, grinders, and saws

• Assisting in the development of the workshop

• Lifting and moving heavy objects and materials

• Operating hand trucks, pallet jacks, and/or forklifts

• Additional job duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.” 

Education & Experience

• High School Diploma or GED

• Technician, Welding, or Sheet Metal Certification is a Plus

• 8-12 years of Fabrication Experience 

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Workshop environment involving light manufacturing with shop equipment, lifting and moving heavy objects and materials as well as operating hand trucks, pallet jacks, and/or forklifts


• Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

• Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

 Physical Requirements

• Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying of heavy objects and materials

• Equipment and Machines, such as drill presses, band saws, press brakes, grinders, and saws

• Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


• Safe Operation of Power and Hand Tools

• Knowledge of Materials, Fasteners, and Manufacturing Processes

• Ability to interpret schematics and assembly drawings

• Careful Attention to Detail

• Basic navigation of CAD software, such as Solidworks

• Ability to move safely over uneven terrain or confined spaces

• Knowledge of Electromechanics is a plus

• Knowledge of Pressure and Hydraulic Systems is a plus

• Operation of Laser Cutters, Mills, and Lathes is a plus

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

JOB CODE: 17-3029

Axiom Space
Axiom Space

United States, Houston, TX

Posted 2 months ago

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