Engineering Technician I (Contract - 3rd Shift)

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Durham, NC, United States


2 months ago

Job description

Do you have a passion for hands-on, technical work in a fast paced environment? We may have the opportunity for you!

As an Engineering Technician I (Contract), you will be using your skills and expertise to perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas. You will be responsible for monitoring and operation of thermal and thermal vacuum test chambers. And you will assist with constructing, troubleshooting, calibrating, testing, and maintaining our equipment, components, devices, or systems and help ensure our systems and components meet established specifications.

Sierra Space-based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.


  • An associate degree in a related field of study; higher level degree may substitute for experience.

  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education.

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, diagrams, schematics, and manuals.

  • Ability to work with standard laboratory test equipment, other measurement equipment, hand tools, and power tools.

  • Ability to work 3rd Shift (11:30 PM until 6:30 PM)


  • Previous experience and/or certifications within the aerospace and defense industry

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with AutoCAD or other 3-D CAD software.

At Sierra Space (Sierra Space) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. Sierra Space has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about Sierra Space

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps

  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity.

  • Frequently requires vision abilities to include close, distance, depth perception, and telling the difference between colors.

  • Frequently requires hearing abilities to include discerning different tones and volumes.

  • Frequently lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasionally exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials

  • Occasionally exposed to loud noises

  • Safety Sensitive Position:

  • Responsible for the safety and security of people or property

  • Inspects, handles, or transports explosives, dangerous or hazardous materials

  • Inspects structures, equipment or vehicles

  • Performs Aviation related duties

  • Operate or supervise vehicles, heavy or dangerous equipment or machinery

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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