Propulsion Technician

Los Angeles, California /
Manufacturing /
Propulsion Technician
El Segundo, CA, United States

Candidates should possess a combination of solid mechanical knowledge, hands-on experience and the willingness and ability to learn. The propulsion technician is responsible for assembly and testing of rocket hardware. This is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to work on different systems, the ability to troubleshoot anomalies, and can work autonomously to defined schedules while keeping safety and quality at the forefront of everything that is done. 


    • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers
    • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions 
    • Read and interpret technical drawings, and follow detailed work instructionsUse various mechanical tools without instruction
    • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
    • Able to operate forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment
    • Able to perform blending, filing and shearing of sheet metal piece parts

Basic Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
    • 1+ years of experience working in a production, mechanical, or manufacturing environment

Preferred Skills & Experience:

    • Experience working in an aerospace environment  
    • Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills 
    • Able to work independently or as part of a team, meet aggressive schedules
    • Comfortable with rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
    • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office

Additional Requirements:

    • Must be able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted 
    • 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
About Vast

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.  


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 here.  

Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast 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.