U.S. Space & Rocket Center

U.S. Space & Rocket Center


What we do:

Provide support to the Museum Team by maintaining equipment such as simulators, interactives, & exhibits.

Develop concepts and ideas to design, fabricate, build, and implement new items relating to simulations and exhibits.


Essential Functions

  1. Systematically develop, design, inspect, install, and repair USSRC equipment and simulators to maintain effective and efficient operation, safety, and appearance. Equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Electronic
  • Hydraulic
  • Electro-mechanical
  • Pneumatic
  • Audio / Visual
  • Computer Peripherals
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • CAD design (Fusion 360)
  • FDM 3D Printing
  • Resin 3D printing
  • CNC Laser Cutting/Engraving
  • CNC Router Table
  • Vacuum forming
  1. Develop, modify, and re-design & update technological simulators and circuitry including computer software, mechanical systems, PCB design and testing, ensuring effective and efficient operation, safety, and that modifications meet the needs of the USSRC.
  2. Troubleshoot and maintain small networks related to simulators and interactives ensuring effective and efficient operation and safety.
  3. Ensure the accurate and timely completion of exhibit technical requests.
  4. Meet or exceed the expectations of the Museum Technician Manager for the installation, maintenance, and repair of simulators and exhibits.
  5. Meet or exceed the expectations of the Museum Technician Manager for the accurate and timely completion of related tasks and assignments.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Level of Supervision: None

Travel Required: Some


Required Education

  • High school or GED and completion of 2 year technical degree (work experience will also be considered and applied to education requirements).

Required Experience

  • Work Experience: 12 – 24 months experience as a Tech 1 in designing, maintaining, and repairing electronic and Electro-mechanical devices or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have the ability to use the tools, equipment, and materials of the profession effectively and safely.
  • Must have knowledge of computer hardware (i.e. motherboards, hard drives, memory, etc.) and how to install, troubleshoot, repair, replace, basic computer components.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, basic networking, programming specific to Ladder Logic for PLCs, Arduino programming, and Raspberry Pi is a plus.


Physical Requirements

  • Walking, climbing to access simulators, maintenance shop and other buildings.
  • Pushing, carrying, and lifting equipment up to 100lbs waist high (ex: Moonshot test weights are 100lbs each).
  • Bending, kneeling, crawling under, contorting, and reaching to repair various equipment pertaining to the Museum simulations/exhibits scope
  • Sight, reading, wrist movements, tactile feeling to inspect and repair simulators/exhibits
  • Knowledge and proper use of tools
  • Talking, hearing to communicate with employees, contractors regarding exhibits
  • Driving skills to operate company vehicles and manlifts, forklifts, & telehandlers
  • Comfortable working in heights (up to 380′)

Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

General Requirements

  1. Willingness to be open to learning and growing in an ever-changing and dynamic environment
  2. Interpersonal skills to work as an integral part of a team
  3. Must possess a valid driver’s license & appropriate references
  4. Appropriate interpersonal/personal boundaries
  5. Must be able to use/familiar with the tools of the trade
  6. Maturity of judgment and behavior
  7. Accepts full responsibility of their actions and how these may affect others
  8. Adherence and participation in the Center’s Safety Program

Professional Standards

  1. Understands and follows all policies & procedures
  2. Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance, presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty & ethics are important
  3. Ensures that excellent customer service is maintained with each customer
  4. Maintains a positive attitude toward the position & the company and realizes that promptness and being at work is a part of sustaining a professional relationship with the company

Teamwork Standards

  1. Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the department’s team
  2. Maintains pleasant and professional relationship with co-workers & assists as needed
  3. Remains positive about the team and facilitates an optimistic approach to resolution of issues
  4. Maintains productive, effective, and professional relationships with all departments

The above duties reflect the general responsibilities necessary to describe the principal work functions of the job and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be in the position.


Environmental Factors

  • This position will be subject to dusty, noisy environments and to the hazards related to the profession
  • This position deals extensively with employees and contractors who interact with assigned area of responsibility
  • This position may require occasional travel

Expected Hours of Work


The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Duties and Responsibilities May Change with or Without Notice

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



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