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Operations Associate



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online.

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit, signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more!

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career.

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Join our facilities team as an Operations Associate, where you'll play a vital role in ensuring smooth operations, buildout, and maintenance of our satellite manufacturing facility. This position offers the opportunity to work with a tight knit team using various tools and equipment to ensure the smooth day to day operations and build out of a 150k sq ft facility.


  • Assist in improving and maintaining a clean, safe, and, organized manufacturing facility
  • Assist the Operations Manager with given high level tasks and projects
  • Enforce safety protocols and procedures to promote a safe and secure work environment
  • Assemble and arrange furniture and equipment as we build out and improve our facility
  • Liaise with external vendors for specialized repairs and services
  • Perform basic repairs and maintenance tasks, such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry work
  • Provide operational support for our spacecraft and technology development programs as needed
  • Document and maintain various tools and equipment in order to limit downtime
  • Assist with loading and unloading shipments utilizing a pallet jack, forklift, or by hand


  • 2-5 years working in an operational or similar cross-functional role
  • Knowledge of building systems and equipment, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly when working near sensitive hardware
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and exemplary work standards
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Proficient with hand and power tools
  • Familiarity with Google tools
  • Familiarity with Jira/Confluence
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Safely utilize ladders of various heights to complete tasks and projects
  • Able to lift 50 lbs and comfortable with being on your feet for extended periods


  • Prior experience in facility management or a related field is highly desirable
  • Construction and/or Electrical skillset highly desirable
  • Aerial Work Platform certification or experience
What we offer:
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$75,000$90,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.