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Mechanical Integration and Test Technician

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Job ID: 2301283
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 7, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Engineering Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Lead Mechanical Technician for the Integration & Test (I&T) team on the OMES II contract in support of the On-Orbit Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing OSAM-1 program NASA’s Exploration and In-Space Services Projects (NExIS) division.  This position is located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

OSAM-1 is a robotic servicing mission designed to refuel a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. It contains 3 elements: the Flight Element comprised of the OSAM-1 Servicing Vehicle (RSV) and development testbeds, the Ground Element comprised of the systems required to conduct RSV operations and the supporting networks and facilities, and the Launch Element comprised of the Launch Vehicle and supporting facilities and services. NExIS is responsible for the design, engineering, development, test, and operations of the OSAM-1 Mission through an integrated team at GSFC. The Servicing Payload design, development and RSV integration will be conducted at GSFC.


The Lead Technician will support mechanical integration across all testbeds and ground support equipment as a member of the OSAM-1 I&T team. The OSAM-1 I&T team performs the integration and test of all OSAM-1 hardware including the servicing payload and spacecraft bus.

Job duties include:

  • Contribute to the hands-on mechanical test and integration of hardware to multiple testbeds. This may include mechanical assembly, fabrication, functional testing, proof testing, hardware reconfiguration, etc.
  • Read and understand assembly instructions (aka GSFC WOAs)
  • Read and understand mechanical Drawings, including assembly manufacturing drawings, parts lists, and engineering change documentation
  • Work from verbal and written instructions from Engineers
  • Operate in a safe manner by observing GSFC Safety Protocols
  • Provide Leadership and guidance to a 4-6 person Mechanical/Electrical Tech Team


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: AA Degree in related discipline and six (6) years or more of related experience; Or, High School and eight (8) years of related experience with relevant certification

  • AA Degree in related discipline and six (6) years or more of related experience; Or, High School and eight (8) years of related experience with relevant certification
  • Experience with hardware integration and test, preferably at NASA or in aerospace
  • Ability to use a wide variety of hand tools, high-precision calibrated tools, power tools, and specialized tools in the performance of daily tasks
  • Forklift, manlift, and crane operations
  • Able to work in cleanroom and manufacturing environments
  • Familiar with Electrostatic discharge hazards and protections
  • Works well with other technicians of varying experience levels and disciplines
  • Perform all phases of structural assembly for large and small assemblies including close tolerance drilling, reaming, riveting, and alignment.
  • Leadership Experience


  • Structural bonding application
  • Worked with and modified honeycomb panels, aluminum, and steel structural elements

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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