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Motiv Space Systems is an innovative provider of motion control system solutions for extreme environments. We create advanced solutions for use in hostile environments throughout our Solar System. By employing the best people, we offer our customers a partner capable of executing the full spectrum of engineering through the manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems. We pride ourselves on rapid response and on-time delivery because orbital mechanics don’t change based on supply chain schedules. The Motiv team is passionate about what we do and we look forward to tackling challenging projects.

Production Control Clerk

Job Description

The Motiv Production Control Clerk will provide clerical work and administrative support to the Production Control team by supporting shipping and receiving activities, creating and maintaining inventory, ERP and quality management databases, and participating in hardware and material handling actions.

Classification: At-will; Non-Exempt; Hourly
Reports To: Vice President, Operations
Location: Pasadena, CA
Work Environment: Office/Lab
Citizenship Requirement: Motiv Space Systems, Inc. positions require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour work week; some overtime may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shipping activities (domestic and international)
  • Receiving records and activities
  • Collection and distribution of parts, material movement, and kitting
  • Continually updating Production Control and Inventory Management databases
  • Actively participating in inventory management/distribution processes and activities
  • Providing technical and schedule information to Production Control and Hardware Development departments
  • Review documents and data for accuracy and completion
  • Support associated tasks

Essential Job Functions/Core Compentencies

  • Have excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Have an energetic personality, eager to interface with Motiv staff and suppliers in person and over the phone
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills
  • Use a computer to capture and record data
  • Think critically, creatively, and independently while following documentation and maintaining prescribed processes, procedures, and quality standards


Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.

Education, Experience, and Training

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associates degree is desired
  • Experience with electronic parts handling and ESD Training (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret, and follow:
    • Technical processes/instructions
    • Drawings and parts lists
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS office


Motiv Space Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As we work to build the future of space and space robotics, it is our mission to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Driving pioneering space missions and designing robotic infrastructure require the best talent possible, so we encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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