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Sr. Dynamics (Vibration) Test Technician



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 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 Sr. Dynamics Test Technician reporting to the Manager of Environmental Testing, to support in-house and out of house vibration and shock testing that will be required for the design and build of artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. You will work closely with Design/Test REs, test technicians, and other teams such as Avionics, Facilities, and Integration to ensure testing standards and schedules are met. This will be a full-time, non-exempt position located in our Long Beach location.


  • Perform vibration and shock testing for development, qualification, and acceptance campaigns
  • Prepare test set-ups, crane operation, conduct lifting operations
  • Controller software set-up and operation
  • Develop and modify testing procedures
  • Review test requirements, SOWs, fixture design, etc.
  • Properly mount accelerometers to test article and log within control software
  • Maintaining test lab and equipment - shaker tables, amplifiers, instrumentation
  • Data logging and data processing
  • Aid in best practices development for test lab use and vibration testing conduct

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of vibration testing work experience
  • HS Diploma or equivalency certificate

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience conducting vibration testing for aerospace components/vehicles, or similar
  • Experience with classical shock testing or MIPS shock testing
  • Proficient knowledge and skill working with various sensors (accelerometers, strain gauges, force links / load cells, PTs, TCs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of vibration and shock testing equipment: brands, capabilities, maintenance, best practices
  • Knowledge of control system softwares (M+P, VR, etc.)
  • Proficiency with relevant aerospace testing standards (SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-810G, GSFC-STD-7000B, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees, vendors, and customers
  • Logical and strategic approach to solving problems
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to work overtime, or weekends to support critical mission milestones
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs unassisted

Working Conditions:

  • Enclosed ISO 8 cleanroom, loud noises
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.