Lockheed Martin Mechanical Launch Technician in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

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The Payload Launch Sites Support Services (PLSSS) Program provides all launch processing support functions for Office of Space Launch (OSL). One of the program's primary operating locations is Vandenberg AFB, CA. Key elements of the PLSSS program scope include satellite launch processing, satellite transport operations, satellite propellant loading operations, and satellite processing facilities O&M, clean room operations, and safety and environmental services.

This occupation requires the modification, maintenance, checkout, adjustment, and the assistance in the development and operation of vehicle and AGE (Aerospace Ground Equipment) mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, subsystems and components including structural, hydraulic, propellant, pneumatic and environmental control systems and equipment. Determine from instructions and other data the method and sequence of operations to be performed.

Assist in the development of structural, hydraulic, propellant, pneumatic and environmental control system including fabricating, assembly and troubleshooting of vehicle and AGE mechanical, electro-mechanical, and fluid system.

Assist in the operation of such systems during systems test and launches; modify, maintain, checkout, and adjust such systems as required, working from any type of authorized engineering information.

Perform post launch repair and assist in flushing operations on pad facilities. Work with, or assist mechanics in other fields of specialization as required by performing work up to the level of difficulty described herein. Perform minor maintenance and upkeep for the prevention of corrosion on surfaces while performing authorized medication repair or installation of replacement parts.

Basic Qualifications Possess a working knowledge of basic mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and possess a knowledge of basic shop theory and practices, including safety regulations, necessary to prepare vehicle and AGE mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and equipment for test launch purposes.

Possess a knowledge of working characteristics of materials used in vehicle training beyond high school plus one year of related mechanical experience.

Ability to work at various heights on gantries, service towers, high lifts, etc.

Ability to work in confined areas.

Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Must be a United States citizen.

Desired skills Possess an A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) license

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Job Location(s): Vandenberg Air Force Base California