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Integration Technician



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for an Integration Technician to support vehicle integration operations including the build of Avionics, Propulsion, and Structures systems for our Engine-2, Orbiter, and beyond.


  • Assemble, install, and test flight hardware.
  • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers.
  • Hands on operations with both large and small fragile assemblies.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, and follow detailed work instructions.
  • Perform high pressure pneumatic testing.
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions.
  • Use various mechanical tools without instruction.
  • Collaborate with production engineers and quality personal to develop and document activities.
  • Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • 2+ years of experience in hardware assembly, test, and/or installation.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in the aerospace industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environments.
  • FAA Airframe and PowerPlant license.
  • Experience in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices, mechanical and electrical systems, and propulsion engines.
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity.
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports.
  • NASA-STD-8739.3 certification (currently or previously held).
  • NASA-STD-8739.4 certification (currently or previously held).
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production.
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office.
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and be comfortable working in tight spaces.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.