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Space Propulsion Test Mechanic A/B/C (A&P Test Mechanic)

West Palm Beach, Florida

Job ID 7119
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

We have multiple positions available for Space Propulsion Test Mechanics to work at our West Palm Beach, FL facility. These positions are for 1st Shift as needed to meet changing business demands.

Position level will be filled based on education and experience of identified candidate. 

This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings. Those who express an interest may be considered for current and future positions.

Our West Palm Beach, FL facility is home to the family of RL10 Upper-Stage Rocket Engines that have propelled missions to every planet in the solar system!  This site is also the Hypersonics center of excellence which built the scramjet engine that powered the record-setting X-51A Waverider. 

Essential Functions:

Perform a variety of duties, some complex in nature, to assemble, mount, and test development and production space propulsion systems, components, and rigs. 

40% - Under direction of supervision or higher grade mechanic, work from procedures, drawings/prints, work instructions and specifications while interfacing with engineering to meet balancing, assembling, mounting, and testing requirements on new or development hardware. Assist in the cleaning, assembly, setup and pressure testing of components, rigs and facilities.

40% - Where method of work is specified, follow established procedures/work instructions or work with higher grade mechanic to operate and maintain various support equipment, making simple modifications as required. Including maintenance and repair of test facility valves, vacuum pumps, and high pressure piping systems.

10% - Regularly work with mechanics hand tools and specialty tools on light to medium weight parts. Occasionally work in an awkward or strained position using manual or mechanically assisted devises.

5% - Work with methods and operations engineers to assist in devising and developing improved tooling and process changes in both the assembly and test processes. Occasionally participate in investigations by analyzing data, diagnosing problems and recommending solutions.

5% - Audit records, analyze and compute data and maintain logs to assure compliance to departmental procedures and customer requirements.

Comply with Federal & State Environmental and Safety regulations, as well as conform to Company guidelines and procedures for operation of both test facilities and space propulsion systems in assembly areas.

Perform other related work of a comparable or lower skill level as required or directed by higher-grade mechanic/supervision in support of department objectives.

In addition to the typical duties listed above, this position also requires: 

  • Providing assistance in the handling and distribution of liquids, steam, cryogenics and high pressure gases.
  • Performing routine calibrations, maintaining facilities and complying with area Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Maintaining logs and records as required.
  • Occasional travel to off-site customer locations to perform service bulletin.
  • Referring difficulties or unusual situations to leader/supervisor.


Requires High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum 0-4 years experience. Requires Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License or equivalent industrial experience. 

Pay range for this is $32.62 - $47.19per hour, depending on the level filled. 

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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