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Mechanical Technician

A-Tech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description

A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is a privately-held, Hispanic-owned small business and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ATA also has operations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Huntsville, Alabama, Chantilly, Virginia, Greenbelt MD and White Sands Missile Range. 

ATA is an advanced technology and products company that delivers space, airborne, and ground-based systems to government, aerospace, and commercial customers for imaging, high energy laser, inertial navigation, space systems, and laser communications applications with specialization in precision pointing, line-of-sight stabilization, and real-time software and controls products and systems.  ATA has numerous engineering and program management positions open.

ATA develops embedded processing systems for commercial and DoD applications. Our primary focus involves the application of state-of-the art, FPGA and System-On-Chip (SOC) devices to high performance video processing, adaptive optics, laser communications, imaging sensors, and a wide range of real-time control systems for inertial measurement units, fast steering mirrors, and stabilized telescopes.  ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding and fun.   


Job Description

Mechanical Technician

Job Description:

A-Tech is currently searching for a qualified mechanical technician to join our quickly growing team. This position requires technical skills for mechanical work involving minimal supervision working on space and flight hardware assembly, and integration efforts. Hands-on experience and expertise inspecting parts, assembling hardware, working in clean rooms, and knowledge of ESD is required. Requires experience with precision assembly subsystems, including electronics and cabling.

Essential Functions:

  • Supporting flight component and sub-assembly development
  • Working in clean room to assemble flight hardware
  • Incoming inspection and data collection on components
  • Cleaning of components
  • Data verification, collection, and organization (component COC/COA/etc.)
  • Follow assembly procedures and record results
  • Ability and willingness to perform moderate physical tasks, such as lifting, carrying, bending, continuous standing
  • Perform other various tasks, including, but not limited to: cleaning and maintaining shop and process equipment, ordering, and picking-up supplies
  • Assist engineers and other technicians
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Travel is primarily local during the business day.

Primary Location:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to ATAJobs@atacorp.comPLEASE REFER TO DOCKET ATA20190507.

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School graduate, plus vocational training and 10 years of experience as a technician
  • Demonstrated experience assembling and testing space and/or flight hardware
  • Demonstrated experience with optical or opto-mechanical systems a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately read drawings, assembly and test procedures, and other related documentation
  • Experience interpreting drawings and requesting parts fabrication by machine shop
  • Experience mixing and applying epoxies and adhesives
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated capability as very detail oriented
  • Some travel may be required
  • Potential for supporting extended work weeks during some phases of assembly, integration and test, as necessary
  • Able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • J-STD-001 Certification with Space Addendum IPC-620 Certification
  • Current U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance
13 June 2019
13 July 2019
High School
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
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