203569 - Propulsion Products Specialist
CA-Bay Area
Canoga Park
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Propulsion Products Specialist for a direct hire opportunity in Canoga Park, CA.

- Assemble, repair and test the mechanical, pneumatic and, plumbing, electrical & instrumentation elements of developmental, prototype, experimental and production propulsion products per engineering requirements and performance standards. Common hardware encountered includes pneumatic & hydraulic valves, pressure vessels, injectors, thrust chambers, wiring harness & cable assemblies, circuitry, thermocouples, strain gauges, and welder line assemblies.
- Using hand tools, precision measuring instruments and power equipment, assemble, repair, rework and modify components to required tolerances by hand fitting, aligning, adjusting, lapping, shimming, tapping, drilling and rearming.
- Calculate ratios, weights, and measures and mix potting, bonding, adhesives, coating chemicals and compounds.
- Setup, maintain/ troubleshoot, modify, adapt and operate pneumatic, hydraulic, and electronic test equipment to simulate operating conditions and perform tests of propulsion products and components for internal leakage, pressure differentials, load curves, contraction, expansion and flows.
- Partner with engineering to plan & develop assembly, test and data acquisition processes and practices to support development of experimental and prototype propulsion products assemblies and components.
- Provide constructive feedback into proposed drawings, specifications, tooling, planning and methods.
- Interpret information from paper & computerized planning documents, drawings, specifications, and engineering orders to determine sequence of operations and methods required to assemble, disassemble, install, repair, set-up & test hardware within tolerance and per all engineering and quality requirements.

U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. Work Environment/Physical Requirements: The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas.
Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.
- Experience working within FOE
– controlled or environmentally controlled clean rooms

- Record information manually or with the aid of a computer based system.
- Partner with engineering to develop test set-up schematics and flow diagrams.
- Diagnose, locate and correct malfunctions noted during tests, take containment measures, and make adjustments or replacements as required. - Obtain and maintain all required skills, environment, health and safety certifications.
- Lead team Lean manufacturing and process control / process improvement initiatives.
- Contribute to and promote a safe working environment.

Additional fabrication & assembly skills desired:
- Soldering, lead forming, potting
- Routing & clamping of cable assemblies & wiring harnesses
- Installing connectors, connector pins, and electrical sub-components
- Setting up, performing/operating and/or troubleshooting:
- Thermal drying chambers and vacuum chambers
- Mass spectrometer leak test equipment & bubble leak test
- Electronic and computer systems to record data; install thermocouples and transducers and data acquisition equipment
- Hydraulic & pneumatic leak, proof, and flow tests using controls, instrumentation and data acquisition
- Cryogenic testing - Single-zone and multi-zone (delta-p) pneumatic pressure proof tests

Requires an accredited high school diploma (or equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in SPACE manufacturing or 6 years of related assembly and test experience.


Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

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

Melody Mullins
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x186 or (800) 927-9318 x186

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.