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Assembly Technician

Accion Systems

Accion Systems

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
About Revolution Space
At Accion Systems, we're working to change the world by making outer space more affordable and accessible. We come to work every day to build next-generation ion engines and other cool technologies for spacecraft. Our younger selves would be very proud of us.
Our team is excited about our mission and we work hard together to achieve it… and we have fun! We offer competitive salary and benefits including health (w/ 80% employer contribution), dental, 401(k) with match, fitness reimbursement, and paid vacation. We strongly value motivated, enthusiastic employees and we work hard as a group with big growth mindsets to achieve ambitious company and personal goals.
This is a unique chance to join one of Boston’s few space companies working on technology that is launching into orbit. Every employee at Accion works on critical projects that directly impact our overall success.
About This Position
The manufacturing team at Accion Systems, Inc. is looking for a driven, detail-oriented Assembly Technician to help produce ion engines to revolutionize the space industry. Our technicians are responsible for the in-house processing of thruster hardware and propellant supply systems, striving to reach challenging deadlines with high-quality standards.
Techs work on a range of complex material processing techniques including epoxy bonding of delicate MEMS components, inspecting, and aligning components, assembling thrusters to propellant supply tanks, and assisting with integration of test setups. Working with standard operating procedures and protocols, applicants can expect to produce hardware, flag problems in the production line, and run experimental procedures to improve yields and performance. A comprehensive training program will give new assembly technicians all the confidence required to achieve goals and learn more about a new generation of ion thrusters.
3+ years of experience as a technician in a regulated environment
Inspection experience
Soldering experience
Experience with various microscopes including SEM, optical, and digital
Experienced working in a lab with general lab tools and equipment such as torque drivers, soldering stations, epoxies, personal protective equipment protocols, machining and general lab safety protocols
5+ years of experience as a technician in a regulated environment
CNC machining experience
Micro-Assembly experience
Experience with epoxies
Experience in a highly regulated manufacturing environment
Experience using manufacturing execution system (MES)
Electrical/High Voltage or vacuum chamber operation experience
Experience working collaboratively with a range of teams
Other Experience/Skills
Experience working in a highly detailed oriented position, following precise instructions, and taking stringent notes
Flexible with change, comfortable with chaos, and adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances
Experience with careful manipulation of small, delicate components with hand dexterity
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Willingness to learn new skills
Interested in science, technology, engineering, and aerospace (no formal degree required, but background knowledge appreciated)
• State of the art lab facility
• Paid Vacation and Sick time
• Flexible work schedule, and an inclusive company culture
• Excellent health and dental plans with 80% employer contribution
• Fitness reimbursement
• 100% company matching 401k plan
• Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, drinks, and weekly team lunches
• Open office setup with plenty of breakout spaces to fly solo
• Free on-site parking and 5 minute walk to the Orange Line
• Onsite fitness center, cafeteria, coffee shop, lounge, rooftop garden, harbor walk, softball field, and corn-hole
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other protected factor.