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Senior Welder, 1st Shift



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 a Welding Technician to support the development and fabrication of the Haven-1 structure, Vast’s first artificial-gravity human-rated space station. This position is based at our Long Beach Headquarters.

As a welding technician on Haven, you will work in a team-oriented environment where quick communication and effective execution are key.


  • Weld the Haven Structure for Human spaceflight
  • Inspect fabricated parts for geometry acceptance and weld conformance
  • Work with Engineering to improve tools and problem solve.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated working in a fast-paced department
  • Experience with a wide variety of fabrication equipment
  • Material handling of raw goods and finished weldments
  • Prep Material for welding

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience reading engineering blueprints
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • 2+ years in the aerospace or automotive industry

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to work in a team on fast-moving projects
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • 4 or more years as a Aerospace welder
  • MIG, TIG, & robotic welding sheet metal
  • General Fabrication

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 25lbs unassisted
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours per day
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed to support critical mission milestones
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
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.