Senior Fluids Technician

Los Angeles, CA
Manufacturing – Technicians /
Full-time /
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.

The Team 

The Manufacturing Team at Hermeus are the boots on the ground. We have a vast array of experiences ranging from welding, additive, tube bending, machining, integration, and avionics. We are a lean team who are responsible for building a vehicle that will fly. We provide crucial design feedback to our engineering team and can rapidly iterate on design and assembly. 

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus

    • Help build, modify, and maintain new and unique capable component and mechanism test stands. 
    • Work with the engineering team to come up with creative solutions to assembly/testing needs. 
    • Assemble and test precession fluid assemblies actuators and valves 
    • Operate and troubleshoot high energy fluid test stands 
    • Light rework of precession machined components such as polishing sealing surfaces 
    • Complete work order operations, quality buyoffs, and issuing hardware 
    • Proficiently use various mechanical tools 
    • Maintain, troubleshoot, and install fluid and components from a schematic or drawing 
    • You will work closely with engineers and leadership to develop and implement operational improvements focused on driving task times down and ease of repeatability 
    • You will rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment 
    • You will play a critical role in coordinated vehicle movements and integrated pressurized ground operations 

About You / Valued Experience

    • Experience in a startup development environment 
    • Experience working in a flight development program 
    • A&P license is preferred, but not required 
    • Experience transitioning parts/assemblies from first article to production 
    • Attention to detail for sensitive hardware. 
    • Ability to function with little supervision. 
    • CAD/CAM experience preferred 
    • Basic shop knowledge of tools and equipment 
    • Previous systems development experience 
    • GSE build and operations experience 
    • Basic knowledge of GD&T as well as Microsoft Office 
    • Demonstrated ability to take measurements using precision tools such as gauge pins, micrometers, depth gauges, scales, calipers, ball gauge, etc. 
    • Previous experience with integration and assembly of fluid systems, structures, and/or propulsion 
    • Some experience and knowledge base of simple harnessing and connectorizing 
    • Powerplant / engine test operation experience 
    • Ability to design and fabricate his/her tooling necessary for safe/complete operations 
    • Previous experience with component level builds and tests including proofing, ATP, etc. 
    • Ability to troubleshoot issues in-situ on the floor and redline changes for engineering 
    • Work closely with engineers to develop and implement operational, design, and work instruction improvements 
    • Grow skillset including seal installation, assembly, soldering, pressurized testing, etc. 

Nice to Have

    • Proficient in Lathe Operation 
    • Sheet metal assembly and manufacturing 
    • Experience in a rapid iteration environment. 
    • Heighten sense of ownership for hardware produced. 
$87,000 - $104,000 a year
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.