183155 - Structures Technician
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Structures Technician for an opening in Hawthorne, CA with SpaceX to work on an exciting, new program - the Dragon Spacecraft.

Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft.
Use tooling holes, pilot holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing or tooling instructions.
Align parts and secure in place using clecos or tooling/hand clamps.
Check for good edge margins and alignment.
Shim and/or trim parts as required.
Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes.
Locate, drill pilot holes using drill motor and proper size drill bit(s).
Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor.
Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required.
Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners.
Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly.
Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives, special finishes.
Load and unload ovens to bond detail parts to assemblies
Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner.
Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners.
Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation.
Install bushings into housings using arbor press and/or hydraulic puller.
Apply liquid nitrogen to facilitate installation of bushings.
Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner).
Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing.

1+ years of structural assembly experience.
Must be able to work off-shift with minimal notice..
Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed.
Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted.

Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company is a plus.
High-volume manufacturing experience is a plus.
Drill, ream, hone and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools.
Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view and understanding symbols, flag notes, and general notes.
Perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions).
Make basic layouts on parts or assemblies in order to establish reference points and to check dimensions.
Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
Operate computing equipment.

Accredited High School Diploma/GED

All shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Johnnie Barrientos
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x290 or (800) 927-9318 x290

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.