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


    • Perform Aluminum GTAW welds on primary and secondary vehicle structure
    • Roll form sheet metal, cut, trim, fit, and fabricate metal components, based on engineering drawing requirements
    • Collaborate with engineers to ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material, and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project
    • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable

Basic Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED
    • 3 years of precision GTAW welding experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

    • 5 years; experience in GTAW and GMAW with one or more of the following materials; Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Inconel, Aluminum and Titanium
    • Certificated to AWS D17.1 and/or D1.2
    • Highly proficient in tube cutting, sheet metal roll forming, grinding and fabrication
    • Experience in welding with Aluminum 2219 and 6061
    • Experience operating longitudinal or orbital seam welding machines (JetLine or similar)
    • Basic knowledge of inherent NDE inspection methods and criteria including Penetrant, Visual, and X-ray
    • Knowledge in DC welding techniques, and engineering requirements
    • Knowledge in standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade
    • Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade
    • Experience in overhead cranes & Forklifts
    • Use of precision measuring instruments

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.