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Propulsion Technician

THE COMPANY

We are SpaceRyde; building Canada’s first rocket to launch small satellites! Pioneering an industry is not an easy task, but with our combination of experienced founders, high-profile investors and bright team, we have achieved many firsts. We have doubled our staff every year, and will reach space in 2022; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

THE ROLE

You will be part of the propulsion team and will play an important role in the design, integration and testing of propulsion systems for SpaceRyde’s launch vehicle. You will be challenged daily and will need to adapt quickly to achieve tight project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling the day-to-day operations of the office, kitchen, and lab.

  • Order, organize and distribute office supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Establish office procedures and policies, and ensure compliance.

  • Receive and distribute incoming mails and parcels to different teams.

  • Prepare financial files and invoices for bookkeeping purposes.

  • File physical and electronic copies of invoices and other documents.

  • Pick up and drop off parts from local suppliers.

  • Arrange accommodation, travel and equipment for off-site work.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating company events to boost team morale.

  • Provide support for various teams as necessary, to meet our goals.

  • Assemble and maintain rocket propulsion systems, testing equipment, and support equipment.
  • Participate in rocket engine testing campaigns at our dedicated test facility.
  • Help manage the workshop; maintaining tools and equipment as well as ordering, receiving, checking, and organizing hardware.
  • Fabricating metallic and composite parts using hand and power tools.
  • Setting up testing instrumentation.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate, apprenticeship, or degree in a technical field.
  • 2+ year(s) of relevant hands-on experience.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Skilled with a wide range of hand and power tools.
  • Skilled with metalworking and machining tools.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in-person. This position is not remote. Will require outdoor work in all seasons.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

BONUS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of industrial fluid system standards, components, and best practices.
  • Experience programming and operating 3+ axis CNC machines.
  • Experience with composites fabrication.
  • Experience with electronics.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@spaceryde.com