Propulsion Manufacturing Technician

San Francisco, CA /
Production & Manufacturing – Technicians /
Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.

We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $350 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career. Just check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our team has to say about working at Astranis.

Our team is growing fast. Apply now!

Propulsion/Production is looking for a detail-oriented propulsion manufacturing technician who takes pride in the quality of their craftsmanship. As a propulsion manufacturing technician, you will be responsible for the assembly of propulsion components in a cleanroom environment. You will be involved in the fabrication of multiple geostationary satellites.


    • Operate equipment like orbital welder, helium leak detector, manual TIG welder, drill press, chop saw, high pressure gas systems, power supplies, microscopes, and more.
    • Work in a clean room with flight hardware
    • Assure process repeatability
    • Maintain cleanliness throughout the manufacturing process
    • Record data during manufacture and test operations
    • Revise work instructions for future technicians
    • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


    • 3+ years of industry experience in a design and manufacture related role
    • Hands-on experience working with liquid and gas systems
    • Experience working in a cleanroom
    • A dedication to continuous improvement
    • Climbing ladders, long durations of standing, grasping, sitting, pulling, and physical bending movements
    • Able to list 25lbs, unassisted
    • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria
    • US Citizenship or Green Card


    • Experience with orbital welding and weld inspection certifications
    • Experience with precision cleaning and x-ray inspection
    • Experience with in-space propulsion system design and manufacture
    • Experience with automotive or medical hardware design and manufacture
    • Familiarity with welding standards like AWS D17.1
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.