ground support

Manufacturing Technician II

Bring your passion for space!

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

Where dreams and reality collide and the output is, out of this world. At Redwire Space, we are a team of dreamers and doers. Where the impossible becomes possible, and every day is an opportunity to learn and get one step closer to knowing the unknown. Join us on our mission to expand humanity’s presence in space. 

The talented innovators in Goleta, CA are a leading developer and provider of satellite mechanisms, deployable structures and booms and deployable solar array systems to the global space market.  

The team is revolutionizing spaceflight and are currently being utilized on missions with NASA, the Department of Defense, and commercial space companies. With many more exciting projects on the horizon our team could use your curiosity, passion, talent and experience to help us Build Above. 

We have a current opportunity for a Manufacturing Technician Il to join our team in Goleta, CA. The Manufacturing Technician performs testing, modifying, reworking, and repairing of mechanical and or electronic assemblies. There is a possibility of up to 10% travel based on program needs. 


Fabrication and validation of critical flight hardware, including mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, and flight Ground Support Equipment; per associated flight drawings, procedures, quality standards and internal training.

  • Assist engineers in flight / prototype hardware manufacture / test infrastructure development, documentation of assembly, test procedures and other specified tasks.
  • Identify and communicate non-conformances to engineering and quality assurance.
  • Work with facilities and maintenance to ensure that production equipment is maintained and repaired in a timely manner.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to optimize manufacturing orders and ensure process instructions are understood.

Ideal Experience

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent plus advanced training.
  • At least 5 years prior experience working in an Aerospace manufacturing setting in a similar position.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, good fabrications skills and general shop experience.
  • Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office 365.
  • Ability to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.


  • Current Solder, Harnessing/Crimping certification to J or NASA-Standards.
  • Ability to work from diagrams, drawings, and detailed procedures.
  • Experience operating electrical and nonelectrical manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience with hand tools, including crimpers, drills, taps, torque wrenches, power tools and air tools.
  • Experience working with adhesives, chemical cleaners, coating materials and other commonly used chemicals used in manufacturing.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources and manage time to meet daily milestones as well as satisfy longer term commitments to support projects.

Don’t meet every single requirement above? No worries.  We want people who can grow, collaborate and build a stronger team.  We strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture, so if you’re excited about this job posting, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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: $30 - $50 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 be considered for higher pay.

Redwire Space is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Redwire Space 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 Space 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.

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, Goleta, CA
Posted 10d ago
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