Environmental Test Lab Technician

El Segundo, California, United States


Full Time

20 days ago

Job description

ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side


As an Environmental Test Lab Technician, you will perform testing operations and ensure the highest standards of quality. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in environmental test with emphasis on vibration, shock, and thermal testing. These traits will provide the footing to help ABL validate components for flight.


  • Program and operate thermal chambers to simulate environments and run tests
  • Program and operate electro-dynamic test shakers to simulate environments and run tests
  • Operate and tune shock systems to analyze transient events representative of environments
  • Perform tests with high pressure and cryogenic fluids
  • Work with engineering to troubleshoot hardware and test discrepancies
  • Maintain lab cleanliness, improve efficiency, and work on 5S improvement projects
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance of lab equipment
  • Use of mechanical hand tools and torque wrenches to setup test fixtures


  • 3+ years of experience in environmental testing or similar discipline
  • Understanding of vibration, shock, and thermal testing
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment


  • 3+ years of experience in test development or manufacturing/production environment
  • Experience running thermal testing
  • Experience running vibration and shock testing
  • Experience running high pressure testing
  • Experience running using cryogenic fluids
  • Experience in space, aviation, military, or other high-reliability operating environments


  • Critical thinking:  ABL technicians understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL technicians must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership:  Projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight


  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Must be able to work overtime and /or weekends as needed
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

The hourly rate for this role is $25.60 - $38.40. This is the lowest to highest hourly rate 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 hourly 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. This job is also eligible for bonus pay.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees.
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.

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