Tube Bender Machine Operator (swing)

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will develop, fabricate and inspect tubes and tube assemblies for space launch vehicles.  Using CNC tube benders and Vector measuring machines, you’ll create these parts from drawings, XYZ data, Pro-E files, LRAs and tangent points. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Fabricate and install hydraulic, pneumatic and propellant tubing
Work with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly, and support development tests
Review, edit and follow work instructions for assembly tasks
Plan and communicate assembly steps for complex mechanical installations
Safely work with hazardous systems, containing chemicals and/or high pressure

2+ years’ experience with programming and set up of CNC tube bending machines
5+ years’ experience in aerospace or related fields
2+ years’ experience with setting-up, developing and manufacturing tube assemblies from start to finish
Ability to use standard mechanical tools, fabrication shop equipment (band saw, chop saw, grinders, drills, etc.)
Capable of using precision tools to accurately measure tight tolerances (calipers, height gauge, scales, etc.)
Ability to read and understand aerospace 2D/3D drawings
Experience with various thin wall alloys (316 SS, Inco 625, CRES 21-6-9)
Familiarity with tube fabrication (bend, flare, fittings, etc.) and pressurized system safety
Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Knowledge of CNC bending software (Light speed/Bend Pro)
Experience measuring and inspecting tube assemblies using a vector measuring machine
5+ years’ experience programing AND setting up CNC tube bending machines
Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
Knowledge of drawing review, scheduling systems, work order systems, inventory and various issue tracking systems
Working knowledge of a variety of tube/fluid applications including GN2, GHe, hydraulics and cryogenics
Ability to use of 3D CAD tools (CREO is preferred), and ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
Orbital tube welding experience
Experience cleaning tube systems to aerospace or medical standards



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