Test Technician (Mojave)

Mojave, California
Engineering – Launch & Test /
Full-time /
ABL Space Systems is driven by the vision that in ten years, missions to space will launch every day from around the world. We’ve set out to assure global access to space through the development of a low-cost launch vehicle and a modular ground system, RS1 and GS0. 
Behind our business model is an exceptional team. Engineers, technicians and operators at ABL thrive on creating simple yet effective systems to tackle the challenge that space launch presents.  
Launch is just the beginning. Join ABL in paving the way for the next-generation space platform.


Launch & Test Technicians touch everything from components to integrated engines to the fully integrated launch vehicle.  As a Launch & Test Technician, you will be responsible for helping build and maintain our test and launch sites and ground systems, as well asperform critical operations supporting test and launch campaigns. Time will be split between our test site in Mojave, CA and our multiple launch sites.  This role requires a hands-on individual with meticulous attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills. 


    • Build, maintain, and operate test and launch facility infrastructure, including propellant, high pressure, and cryogenic systems 
    • Work along side engineers to execute procedures effectively to balance safety and mission 
    • Troubleshoot and perform maintenance on fluid, mechanical, and electrical systems 
    • Integration of key components and hardware, along with engine and vehicle checkouts 
    • Assist and support the development of the test & launch sites, test schedules, and launch campaigns 
    • Travel in excess of50% to ABL's sites in Mojave, Kodiak, Edwards AFB, VSFB, CCSFS, SaxaVord Spaceport, and beyond 


    • 3+ years of hands-on technical experience in launch operations, test, or R&D environment 
    • Highschool diploma, GED equivalent


    • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment 
    • 5+ years working with pressurization and cryogenic systems 
    • Experience with hazardous Launch & Test operations 
    • Proficiency with hand tools, lathes, drill presses, welding, electrical harnessing, forklifts and other light mahcinery 
    • Ability to interpret plumbing and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) 
    • Set-up, operation, and maintain all equipment use in fabrication of tubing assemblies 
    • Experience flaring tubing 
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively 
    • Ability to read and interpret work instructions and specifications accurately 
    • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment 


    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time 
    • Ability to stoop, bend, and crawl 
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs 
    • Ability to work in extreme climates 
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments 
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence 
    • Must be willing to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed 
    • Must be willing to travel to launch and test sites to support integration, test, and launch work (travel in excess of 50%) 
$25.60 - $38.40 an hour
This is the lowest to highest compensation range we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the compensation range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs. 
In addition to salary and equity, we offer:
- Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Company paid life insurance LTD coverage
- 4% 401k match
- Student loan repayment assistance program 
- Paid parental leave
- Family planning assistance program
- Company paid financial wellness program
- Flexible vacation policy for exempt employees
- Relocation bonus offered to qualified candidates
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, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) 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.