Mechanical Technician (R0000161)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking an experienced Mechanical Technician professional to join our Lunar program.


  • Assisting engineering staff with staging, setting up, assembling, testing, and installing spaceflight hardware.

  • Hands on operations with both large and small fragile spaceflight assemblies.

  • Reading and interpreting engineering blueprints, schematics and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a part, machine, or piece of equipment.

  • Utilizing machine shop manufacturing equipment (lathe, milling machine, drill press, etc.) in parts fabrication

  • CNC experience (at least some limited CNC experience)

  • Using various electro-mechanical tools and equipment with little or no prior instruction.

  • Verifying dimensions of parts, using precision calibrated measuring instruments and tools, to ensure specifications are met.

  • Collaborating with production engineers to develop and document integration processes and procedures.

  • Performing work according to approved procedures, specifications, and test instructions.

  • Heavy rigging for large assemblies.

  • Operation of personnel platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts, etc.) Repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies

  • Ensuring all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.

  • Maintaining a tidy work environment and adhering to industry regulations.

  • Performing all other assigned duties and being adaptive to changing manufacturing schedules.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Post-secondary school training from a vocational education program.

  • Military technical training is highly desired.

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional propulsion, mechanical, electrical or avionics hardware installation experience.

  • Excellent communication skills (in both written and verbal), integration, coordination

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently

  • Experience building, testing, and handling space flight hardware.


  • Experience with manufacturing in Composite, Aluminum, Titanium, and/or Inconel manufacturing would be a plus.

  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, or similar is beneficial.

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.