Additive Manufacturing Technician

Los Angeles, California /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing /
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

As an Additive Manufacturing Technician, you will be partnering with engineering team to print advanced rocket engines. You will own additive manufacturing process from powder to printed parts along with additive manufacturing team, a mission critical duty.


    • Own additive manufacturing process, from powder to printed engines
    • Set up, operate, and maintain 3D metal printing machines
    • Follow procedures, specifications, and engineering requirements to ensure safety, product quality, and production schedule
    • Support and manage power, consumables, and equipment with inventory and production team
    • Collaborate with engineers with development build ups, tear downs, and post-print process
    • Operate equipment such as, drills, lathes, and CNC machines to develop tooling


    • 1+ year metal additive manufacturing experience
    • High school diploma + 4 years working experience in automotive, aerospace, and/or other industrial environment OR Associates +2 years work experience


    • 2+ years metal powder bed 3D printing/Direct Laser Metal Sintering (DMLS) printing experience
    • Excellent mechanical aptitude - experience working with manual machines and complex advanced machinery
    • CNC, CAD, CMM, PLC, or other programming experience that can transfer to 3d printing programming
    • Demonstrated ability to follow engineering instructions and ability to collaborate with engineers
    • Ability to adapt and excel in fast-paced manufacturing environment
    • Self starter and a problem solver


    • Critical thinking:  ABL employees understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL employees must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
    • End-to end ownership:  projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight


    • Sit/stand for extended periods of time
    • Be able to lift 50lbs
    • Use computer to complete daily tasks/assignments
    • Employee will typically work in a shop environment
    • Weekend work required
    • Up to 10% travel
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.