Position: Assembly Technician

Location: Marlborough, MA

Department: Assembly

Reports to: Assembly Department Supervisor

Date Written/Last Revised: 09/24/2020


Established in 1957, Adcole Space has been at the forefront of space exploration since its beginning, providing satellite components that are integral to the mission success of hundreds of low-earth orbit (LEO), geosynchronous (GEO) and interplanetary spacecraft. By combining new space technologies with a proven heritage in space flight, Adcole Space is uniquely qualified to meet the complexity and demands of today’s growing and evolving space industry. Core capabilities include the design and manufacture of mission-critical, high reliability optical sensors for satellites providing guidance, navigation, situational awareness, and control capabilities. Key products include sun sensors, star trackers, and star cameras. AMA has been an essential part of many space missions including voyages to Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, and its customers include NASA as well as other government agencies and leading private companies in aerospace and defense.

Adcole Space has been recognized for our commitment to quality and test, earning Supplier of the Year awards from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Electric, Northrop Grumman, and many other aerospace industry leaders. The company has class 10000 and 100000 clean rooms for sensitive assemblies and state of the art optical test facilities.  We have a highly talented and dedicated group of engineers that develop innovative products for our customers and our team is unique in that the majority of our employees have been with the company over 15yrs.  Those long tenures reflect the collegial environment at Adcole Space which has led many to work with the company their entire careers.

Upon hire all employees receive a generous benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, 401K program and PTO/sick time.


Adcole Space seeks a detail-oriented assembly technician with experience in small manufacturing. Training will be provided for occasional tasks that include small batch painting and chemical mixing.

The following list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.


  • Can perform occasional basic math operations in decimal (e.g. 0.0015”) and metric formats
  • Able to read and understand drawings, procedures and assembly specifications
  • Has excellent dexterity working with small parts, and is comfortable working with a microscope
  • Experience in hand soldering a plus but not required; successful candidates typically become certified to IPC J-STD-001 SPACE
  • Experience preparing chemical mixtures and brushing on conformal coatings a plus; after training, employees are certified to NASA 8739.1 Polymeric Application

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Building small, precision opto-mechanical sub-assemblies and assemblies
  • Painting small components
  • Assembly of printed circuit boards and connectors
  • Staking fasteners, components and conformally coating printed circuit boards
  • Building test boxes and cables
  • Preparing, and working with, paint, epoxies, silicones and other chemicals


Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • High-quality work in a production environment
  • Ability to work and communicate well with coworkers in and outside of the Assembly Department
  • Must be a citizen of the United States

Interested applicants should email their resume to hr@redwirespace.com.