Integration & Test Engineer
Posted on 1/9/2023
West Athens, CA, USA
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, physics, or computer science
- 1+ years of engineering experience in manufacturing, design or development (collegiate extracurricular engineering projects such as lab projects, Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Design Build Fly team, competitions, or internships qualify)
- Experience with the building and testing of fluid and/or electrical systems
- Experience with the build and test of pneumatic, hydraulic, and structural assemblies
- Experience with test equipment (pumps, valves, heaters, instrumentation, data acquisition, and automation)
- Experience with scientific computer science languages (Python, MATLAB, or similar)
- Experience with fluid and electrical system simulation and automation testing
- Experience data reduction and post-processing tools
- Mechanical component and/or tooling design and analysis (3D computer-aided design)
- Knowledge of metallic manufacturing techniques, processes, and equipment related to machining, welding, drilling, and automation
- Experience with process development from R&D to high-volume manufacturing
- Experience writing work instructions and procedures for critical aerospace parts
- Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry
- Willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
- Must be willing to travel up to 5%
- Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
- Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
- 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
- Responsible for overseeing the build and test process for the Falcon launch vehicle and Merlin engines
- Develop, qualify, and refine manufacturing processes to bring products from prototype to high-volume production
- Work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and test requirements, then implement in a rapidly-evolving production environment
- Define and create first-of-their-kind standards and practices within industry, driving SpaceX to the forefront of aerospace hardware manufacturability
- Interface with other engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to solve large-scale production challenges
- Ideate and implement tooling and test solutions, enabling high quality build of SpaceX hardware
- Quickly resolve non-conformances and work with the quality team to implement root cause corrective actions
- Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to the meet volume production demand
Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
- Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
- Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
- Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
- Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.