A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. STOKE was founded to build the systems that enable that outcome through a seamlessly connected earth and space.


Reusable launch systems are the key to seamlessly connecting Earth and space. A key ingredient to making reusable systems is the ability to test hardware quickly. As a Rocket technician apprentice working at our Moses Lake test facility, you will be responsible for building fluid, electronic, and structural test stand systems, preparing the test facility for test operations, troubleshooting test related issues, and supporting general test operations. You will fabricate parts and assemblies from blueprints, drawings, and/or verbal instructions. You will fabricate parts and assemblies using power tools, hand tools, and other typical shop equipment. You will work directly with experienced rocket design and operations engineers. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate
  • 2+ years of experience in mechanical fabrication or electrical/electronic maintenance
  • Proficient in the safe operation of various power tools, saws, and other heavy-duty equipment
  • Willing to work closely with engineers for test stand maintenance and operations
  • Safely work around hazardous chemicals and high pressure systems
  • Willing to work outdoors for the majority of your shift
  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted
  • Passion for building something with high quality, willing to attend work with a positive and humble attitude, and willing to take ownership of large and small tasks to help the team be successful
  • Ability to work part-time initially, with opportunity to convert to full time based on performance
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with bending stainless steel tubing
  • Experience with fabricating electronic or data cable harnesses
  • Experience welding carbon steel components
  • Experience with driving a forklift


  • First row seats to rocket launches
  • Unlimited use of rocket emoji

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.