🧰 Payloads Systems Electro-Mechanical Technician

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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 Electro-Mechanical 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 Electro-Mechanical Technician who will primarily be responsible for aiding Axiom’s Payload Systems Team with assembly of test stands and proto-flight hardware. The Payload Systems Electro-Mechanical Technician will also be responsible for assembly of wiring harnesses, PCB assemblies, and electronic controllers. The role requires maintaining a clean lab environment, organization, time management, and communication skills. This position will be onsite at our headquarters at our Houston, TX.

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


  • Mechanical/electrical integration of PCB assemblies
  • Build small electrical sub-assemblies
  • Wire harnessing
  • Solder and de-solder of electronical components
  • Support conformal coat, masking, epoxy application and coating
  • Run functional testing on units
  • Assemble and maintain test stands
  • Manage and maintain lab areas
  • Work with engineers to provide guidance on hardware procurements and assembly
  • Build operates and maintains test systems from schematics and/or drawings
  • Uses shop equipment and various hand tools for hardware assembly
  • Troubleshoots systems and components as necessary
  • Maintains system and component cleanliness while making modifications/repairs to systems
  • Works with minimal supervision and instruction
  • Able to lead and provide technical support for the team
  • Wears PPE appropriate for the task

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 equivalent
  • 5+ years direct electro-mechanical assembly experience
  • Mechanical assembly and integration
  • Electrical assembly and integration
  • 2+ years of Aerospace field
  • Standing for long periods of time and able to lift up to 50lbs. unassisted
  • LABVIEW and NI Hardware integration preferred
  • Arduino/rasp pi coding experience preferred
  • Able to adapt to frequently evolving hardware development and fast paced iterative design preferred
  • Conformal coat support experience preferred
  • Current or past certification for NASA-STD-8739.3, IPC-610 or equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience with space flight hardware preferred

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


• 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 up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

• Equipment and Machines

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


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Results-oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

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.

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Axiom Space
United States, Houston, TX
Posted 2 months ago
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