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Redwire is accelerating humanity’s expansion into space by delivering reliable, economical and sustainable infrastructure for future generations.  

Deep Space Systems, a Redwire business unit, is accelerating humanity's expansion into space through specializing in manufacturer high-reliability satellite technologies, solutions, and products. These cutting-edge capabilities address cost and performance limitations that are helping to revolutionize spaceflight and are currently being utilized on missions with NASA, the Department of Defense, and several commercial space companies.  


We have a current opportunity for a Senior Engineering Technician located at our facility in Littleton, CO.  In this role you will Lead manufacture and test of prototype and flight components with general guidance from engineering.  You will be responsible for setting up, operating, and maintaining equipment, and assembly and test of hardware, while adhering to pre-established guidelines and specifications.  You will have the opportunity to lead, mentor, and even train new technicians.  You will also play a key role in defining and refining process.  This position will help in production, integration, and test activities with a slight emphasis on integration and test.  You will rely on your knowledge of the field, judgement, and previous experience to perform the functions of the job.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required and specialized knowledge in a specific area of focus.  Being selected for this role will mean you have experience in the aerospace industry and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of engineering and/or science.  In addition, you will demonstrate strong leadership stills, professionalism, and a positive attitude. 


  • Perform testing activities ranging from in-process test to integration and regression test to flight acceptance test. 
  • Perform environmental testing including shock, random vibration, thermal vacuum, and optical screening 
  • Lead the fabrication, assembly, and testing on hardware and ground support equipment with guidance from engineering only as needed for specific needs.  Facilitate hardware manufacturing and test activities internally and externally 
  • Provide feedback on designs based on experience and previous lessons learned 
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical issues and document with engineering team as needed 
  • Document new prototype / product concepts, manufacturing processes, and testing procedures 
  • Independently generate and maintain technical design and process documentation in an AS9100 System 
  • Perform manufacturing procedures, rework, and repair on spaceflight hardware 
  • Modify mechanical parts using hand and machine tools 
  • Identify faulty parts during the assembly process 
  • Cross train in multiple areas of specialty 
  • Model exemplary professional conduct as a representative of Deep Space Systems, Redwire 
  • Other duties as assigned


D****esired Skills 

  • High standard of workmanship 
  • Excellent manual dexterity, ability to handle small parts 
  • Comfortable operating tools, inspecting equipment, and other techniques used for precision manufacturing and assembly 
  • Familiarity with technical drawings and schematics, and various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles, and page layouts of technical drawings 
  • Basic soldering, wire harness assembly. Familiarity with industry standard connectors and wire harnessing technologies 
  • Experience operating and maintaining complex test equipment such as thermal vacuum chambers and vibration chambers 
  • Understanding of cryogenic systems 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Familiarity with lab tools such as bench supplies, scopes, and logic analyzers 
  • Possesses strong leadership skills and a resiliently positive attitude 
  • Basic MS Word & MS Excel competency (advanced MS Office & Office 365 skills a plus) 
  • Experience with environmental testing 
  • Knowledge of optics and/or optical testing a plus 
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles a plus 
  • 2-year technical degree (or equivalent) 
  • Aerospace experience desired



  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • 8 or more years of applicable experience 
  • Ability to support testing outside of business hours including overnight and weekends on occasion.


Grow with us as we innovate the next generation capabilities for a new era of space exploration!  We offer a highly competitive benefits package along with a commitment to our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, and Excellence.    

Pay Range 
$27 - $40 per hour 

How We Determine What We Pay (Compensation Philosophy) 
Redwire determines pay for positions using local, national, and industry-specific survey data, for our locations throughout the US. We will evaluate external equity and the cost of labor/prevailing wage index, in the relative marketplace for jobs directly comparable to jobs within our company. 
For new hires, we strive to make competitive offers allowing the new employee room for future growth.  Salaries will be based on the applicant’s level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills. Additionally, we consider the external market rate, the amount we have budgeted internally, and internal equity within the company for the same position. An employee/candidate with a stronger skill set will receive higher pay. 

Redwire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Redwire is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.   

All offers of employment at Redwire are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and your ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.  Note that some positions will also require US citizenship or ability to obtain a security clearance due to requirements of a classified program. 

As mandated by Executive Order 14042, all newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Redwire prior to employment. 

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR Click Here

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Redwire Space
United States, Littleton, CO
Posted 2 months ago
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