Space Suit Program Support Technician (Onsite- Houston, TX) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Space Suit Program Support Technician (Onsite- Houston, TX)

KBR maintains a highly qualified workforce to help care for service people and astronauts. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness, and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions and services.

KBR is seeking Space Suit Program Support Technicians to support the Space Suit Division at KBR on the xEVAS contract.

The Space Suit Program Support Technician will be responsible for testing and maintenance of hardware including, but not limited to: Space Suits and Suit components, ancillary equipment, test rigs and other equipment as required. Job responsibilities will include: repair and maintenance, cleaning, inspection, Engineering Change (EC) incorporation, assembly, disassembly, and performance/functional testing. Repair and maintenance processes require the use of hazardous materials such as adhesives, lubricants, and solvents. Performance and functional testing require the use of pressurized gases and pure water systems. The technician will perform duties per documented procedures and work authorizing documents. The technician will assist Engineering in various activities including fit checks for suited subjects, manned test support, suited chamber events, classroom training event support and other similar support events. Additionally, the technician will interface with customers, other technicians, engineers, logistics, and bond room personnel on a daily basis to perform job duties.


  • Maintenance, assembly, testing, repair, and processing of flight and training hardware.
  • Incorporates engineering changes and performs functional performance testing of space suit components or related hardware, associated Extravehicular Activity (EVA) hardware, and other systems of hardware as assigned.
  • Assistance to engineering in the location and diagnosis of anomalies and recommends corrective action
  • Daily tasks associated with reading engineering drawings/schematics, equipment specifications, test procedures etc.
  • Specified training online, and in classroom, as required to maintain certifications to perform job functions
  • Daily updates to various job-related database(s).
  • Transportation responsibilities to operate motor vehicle for delivery of hardware to various events.
  • Train and mentor less experienced technicians.


  • Candidates must meet the requirements listed below to be considered for this position; please note required items on your resume.
  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to the sensitivity of customer related information.
  • Education: Must have an associate degree.
  • Years of Experience: We are seeking individuals that span multiple career levels with recent and related work experience of 2 to 10 years of experience.
  • In lieu of degree: Candidates with a high school diploma/or equivalent and 8+ years of relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Must be able to pass Clean Room and Controlled Work Area Training.
  • Must have excellent mechanical skills and able to read, comprehend, and execute detailed technical processing procedures, engineering drawings, and Work Authorizing Document directions.
  • Candidate must have a valid Texas driver’s license and maintain a good driving record and able to operate a government vehicle.


  • Experience with space suit hardware processing, testing and maintenance.
  • Experience with test rigs and suit support equipment.
  • Knowledge of fittings (NPT, MS, AN, Swagelok, medium pressure)
  • Able to use basic and advanced hand tools as well as measuring and torquing devices
  • Able to comprehend and provide input to procedures, drawings, blueprints, electrical schematics, P&ID’s, hazard analyses, and job safety analyses

**This position requires successful completion of a KBR & government background check before commencement of employment.

**Successful candidates must also be able to apply for and successfully receive and maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements.


This position requires you to work onsite in Houston, Texas near the Johnson Space Center (77058).


All of KBR’s employee’s must be team players, able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, able to follow safety and quality policies, able to follow company programs, processes, procedures, practices, requirements, goals, and objectives. In addition, they must also be organized, with good time management skills.


KBR offers a wide range of benefits for their employees; we offer medical, prescription, dental, vision, AD&D, disability benefits, retirement 401k, travel benefits, PTO, holidays, flexible work schedules, parental leave, military leave, education assistance, and the list goes on and on! We also support career advancement through professional training and development .


At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.