TCI has an immediate need for a 2ND Shift Engineering Technician in Fort Wayne, IN. This is not open to C2C.  This is a contract-to-hire opportunity.  ON-SITE ONLY.

NOTE:  This position requires US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.


The 2nd Shift Engineering Technician will work with a diverse team to perform assembly, integration and testing for highly reliable space hardware assemblies of low to high complexity. Candidate is required to have a competent knowledge of basic engineering concepts, principles, theories and techniques needed to deliver thoroughly tested spaceflight products, equipment and systems.

  • Perform duties on 2nd shift for (4) 10 days per week.
  • Works independently under general guidance and direction on larger, moderately complex projects or assignments.
  • Adhere to strict spaceflight test standards and execute procedures, document results, generate test reports, and create/manage electronic test data.
  • Ability to train test technicians in safe and proper testing protocols.
  • Support Clean Room, test and assembly area periodic preventative maintenance and cleaning activities.
  • Support equipment performance verifications (validations, proof loads, etc.).
  • Support the transport of equipment to/from storage facilities in Fort Wayne, and other customer sites.
  • Support critical movements of flight hardware in support of test activities.
  • Support mid to high complexity testing of electrical sub-assemblies and components, including electrical boxes, optical assemblies and cables at a sub-system, system and payload.
  • Contribute to process development, continuous improvement efforts and problem resolution.
  • Travel as needed between sites and Customer locations for post-delivery support and integration activities.
  • Overtime may be required frequently to support customer product testing.
  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience or Associates Degree with 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Good electrical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Able to work with computer systems.
  • Aerospace or space flight hardware background.
  • Understand how to follow drawings and procedures.
  • Embodies strong professional work ethic, self-motivation, and a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment for long periods of time (+2 hours).
  • Ability to work 2nd shift hours (4) 10-hour days per week.
  • Ability to work holidays, weekends, and occasional overnight travel; work may include shift work.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% as required to support customer product testing.
  • Experience working with a variety of electrical and/or mechanical assemblies and equipment within the Space or Aerospace industry.
  • Hands-on experience using a variety of hand tools including use of specialized tools. e.g., torque wrenches, micrometers, and calipers.
  • Experience with written process and procedure protocol.
  • Experience with bench-top testing of electrical/mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience with ESD safeguards and contamination control.
  • Experience working in a clean room environment.
  • Experience working with computer systems and their use with test equipment operation; DVM, Oscope, DSA, Power Supplies etc.
  • Experience with Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) with certification.
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