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Lab Assistant

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated and experienced Lab Assistant at our Irvine, CA location. Tyvak is a leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As the Lab Assistant, the candidate will work across divisions and business units to ensure production facilities and lab processes and spaces are maintained and meet quality assurance principles and guidelines.


Ensuring workstation are clear of FOD and trash and are checked for cleanliness Responsible for maintaining filled consumables including IPA bottles, chem wipes, Kapton tape dispensers, napkin bins, etc. Monitoring and ordering consumables with low supply Responsible for ensuring sufficient epoxy supply by either mixing epoxy syringes or working with external supply source Auditing decontamination cabinet to verify contents are ready for cleanroom entry. Monitor and maintain decontamination machine. Perform lab maintenance activities Implement workstation and lab area cleanliness evaluations and auditable checks Establish metrics and report on FOD findings, station cleanliness, etc Maintain and monitor all lab equipment calibration activities. Responsible for working with external calibration suppliers and scheduling calibration activities on-site and shipments for off-site activities. Monitor and evaluate all ESD workstations regularly. Maintain list of all calibrated equipment and associated calibration schedules. Establish metrics schedule for out-of-cal equipment. Established frequent and periodic checks and audit of all lab test equipment. Interface with engineers and technicians to improve lab and cleanroom workflow and architecture Position will require being very hands-on and will require standing for extended periods of time


Associates degree or applicable trade skills and/or certifications 2+ years of experience (internship time is counted) in a technical laboratory or manufacturing facility working with cross-disciplinary engineering teams To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to


Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical discipline Documentation and configuration management experience Experience writing manuals and documenting lab metrics Experience with highly technical equipment and tools Basic understanding of calibration efforts


Competitive health benefits, including 100% Company Paid Medical PPO plan for Employees and Dependents. Generous Paid Company Holiday schedule. Paid Time Off Package.


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may also require the possession of an existing United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.


Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital Corporation is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the world’s largest, most advanced NextGen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery.

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Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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