SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today, SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
PROPULSION TECHNICIAN (FALCON VALVES)
The Propulsion Components team develops the most advanced spacecraft and launch vehicle components in the world. Our technicians serve as hardware build and test experts for the flow control devices that drive the critical capabilities on our Falcon rocket - from engine throttling to attitude control. You will build valves, regulators, and actuators for maximum reliability in extreme environments, with temperatures ranging from +900F to -400F and pressures beyond 10,000 psig. As a technician, you will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of build quality, ensure tests are being run correctly and will directly interface with build engineers on the floor. Technicians in this role will be expected to be capable of understanding component functionality to be able to assist in troubleshooting or recognizing potential issues before they occur and helping to update work instructions to reduce possibilities of future errors.
- Build and test valves, regulators, and actuators
- Stage, install, set-up, test and de-stage production hardware
- Troubleshoot failure modes and provide photo documentation working directly with engineering to solve problems
- Collaborate and cooperate with team members to achieve daily, weekly, and monthly targets
- Maintain a professional and neat work area
- Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
- Record daily work completion accurately to report to the lead technician
- High school diploma or equivalency certificate
- 1+ years of work experience or post-secondary school experience
- 1+ year of experience following work instructions
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Completed training in the building or testing of mechanical, electrical, aviation, or automotive hardware
- 2+ years of aerospace experience in assembly, testing, or quality
- High attention to detail in order to ensure safety and accuracy of testing procedures
- A&P license
- 5S knowledge and experience
- Previous interaction and correspondence with support engineers
- Ability to navigate and make full use of internal production tools and system
- Mathematical, basic computer, problem solving, decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team, meet aggressive schedules, operate and understand readouts on standard test instrumentation
- Able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
- Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed. Approximate shift start times: 1st shift (5 AM); 2nd shift (3 PM)
- Opportunities to receive SpaceX stock
- Subsidized health, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependents
- Onsite medical and dental clinic
- Ability to accrue up to 3 weeks of paid vacation and 1 week of paid sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Subsidized breakfast, lunch and dinner with free soda and frozen ice cream/yogurt
- Onsite baristas and cold brew on tap – free!
- 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.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.