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Thermal Protection Systems Technician II (A shift)

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 05/10/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Blue Origin - Contract Job Number: 28844

Job Description

Position Title:  Thermal Protection Systems Technician II (A shift)
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting TPS Technician opportunity with our client in Merritt Island, FL.
Job Responsibilities:
 
  • Reviewing, editing, and following test procedures and processes
  • Operation of test facility and ground support equipment
  • Working with engineers on design concepts and facility improvements
  • Planning and executing assembly for complex mechanical systems
  • Safely working with hazardous chemicals and high pressure systems
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvements to promote workplace safety
  • Application of thermal protection systems (TPS) onto flight hardware
  • Performing surface preparation, fixturing, adhesive application, gap filling, and vacuum bagging of large structures
  • Adhering to equipment requirements, method, and sequences of operation to be followed in fabrication of parts using materials such as sealants, primers, RTV adhesives, solvents, foam insulation, and consumable materials
  • Understands, follows, and completes work instructions, and contributes to safety, quality, process, and work instruction continuous improvement
  • Check completed products for conformance to specifications and for defects
  • Ability to support scheduled work shift, overtime, and weekends if/when vital.

Job Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in aerospace thermal protection applications
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: primer/topcoat spray-out and hand application, spray/molded foam insulation applications, conversion coating applications, sealant applications, adhesive bonding, RTV bonding of TPS, ablative TPS materials, foam insulation applications, pressure sensitive adhesive applications, vacuum bagging, thermal blankets, applying sealants, conversion coatings, primers, adhesives, and other special finishes
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for chemicals handling
  • Must be able to be respirator qualified
  • Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams in a dynamic environment displaying strong work ethic with close attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to climb ladders/stairs and work in small, restricted areas
  • Perform repetitive work including lifting of heavy items, >50lbs

Desired Qualifications:
  • 5+ Years of experience working with aerospace thermal protection systems or coatings
  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field
  • Demonstrated success as a “hands-on” technical leader
  • Work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always refining and improving
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Experience in handling large aerospace components
  • Experience in assembling large tight-tolerance structures
  • Experience in new product introduction
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma certification


Job Details:
  • 6 Month Contract
  • Location: Merritt Island, FL
  • Pay Rate: $35/hr
  • ITAR obligations are associated with this role, U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, or protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a) (1), (3) is required.

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to product development companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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