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10 months ago
Location: New Orleans
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Technician
Boeing and NASA are building the world’s largest rocket for human exploration of deep space. The Space Launch System (SLS) provides a critical heavy-lift capability, powering people and cargo beyond our moon and into deep space to enable diverse exploration, science and security missions.

Boeing is the prime contractor for the design, development, test and production of the massive core stage, and development of the avionics. This position is with the Boeing Exploration Launch Systems supporting production of the NASA SLS Core Stage and is based at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.

We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

The Fabrication Specialist Level C will be engaged in a highly team-oriented, flexible work environment utilizing multiple skills to accomplish diverse task assignments.

The minimum core competencies and expectations for this experienced position include:

Knowledge: Has a full understanding of the job.

Problem Solving: Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to practices and procedures for guidance.

Discretion: Requires no instruction for routine work and general instructions for new lines of work or special assignments; supervision is limited. Participates in determining details of assignments to accomplish a wide range of objectives. Plans, schedules, and arranges own activities. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Communication: Interacts frequently with internal and external personnel and customers. Obtains or provides information on important or sensitive organization matters.

General Job Responsibilities include:

Perform advanced, specialized or prototype production operations of major space structures.

Utilizing predetermined setups and operating methods, adjust and simultaneously operate a variety of numerically controlled and/or conventional equipment capable of performing various functions such as, but not limited to, forming, bonding, welding, machining, drilling, cutting, robotic and otherwise automated and/or manual assembly.

Perform all tasks involved in the preparation, set up and operation of thermal processing tools and equipment.

Interpret standard work instructions, charts, tables, blueprints, formulas, sketches, verbal and electronic orders, job layouts, etc. to accomplish assigned work.

Ensure that all equipment is used in accordance with established safety and operating procedures.

Conduct routine preventative work to maintain and ensure cleanliness of equipment.

Diagnose and correct malfunctions occurring in machining and/or assembly process.

Perform necessary drilling, riveting, assembly or subassembly, including bonding and sealing as required.

Use any and all precision measuring instruments, gauges, tools, etc., necessary to check machine readiness and to check completed parts for finish, dimensions and conformance to quality requirements.

Perform all tasks involved in the coordination, preparation, and movement of material and tools.

Operate a forklift, mobile crane, and riding type electric powered elevating equipment to accomplish work assignment.

Maintain necessary certifications, licenses and permits as required for assigned work.

Work with Engineering, Planning, research engineers, etc. to originate and develop new procedures, techniques and production aids to facilitate equipment operations and to support design and implementation of new products.



Relocation Assistance Available

Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.


Required Qualifications:

This position requires the ability to obtain badging for NASA facility access.

This is a sensitive/safety-sensitive position and is subject to NASA (DOT) random drug and alcohol testing.

This position requires the ability to perform manual labor inside or outside throughout the year in a variety of extreme weather conditions.

The employee must meet medical requirement for work in geographic areas.

The employee must be able to ascend and descend vertical work ladders, work in confined spaces, and lift loads of approximately 35 pounds.

Must be able to work various shifts and/or an alternate baseline schedule that may frequently change to support mission requirements and may include weekends and holidays.

Mission requirements and/or workload may require both scheduled and unscheduled overtime.

Experience or training in reading and interpreting drawings or blueprints.

Experience in aerospace, fabrication, or manufacturing.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous experience with NASA and/or other aerospace products.

Candidates selected for this position who are eligible for a relocation package will receive the Production and Maintenance Relocation Plan.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Typical Education/Experience:

High school diploma or GED and typically 4 or more years' related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Level

Individual Contributor

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Contingent Upon Program Award




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