Propulsion Technician
Raptor Chamber and Nozzle Assembly
Posted on 4/3/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
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.
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing, military, aerospace or automotive environment
  • 1+ years of experience with pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; and/or propulsion engines
  • Experience staging, installing, removing and de-staging propulsion engines
  • A&P license
  • 2+ years of experience working on aircraft or rocket engines
  • 5+ years of aerospace engines experience
  • Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision-making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team to meet aggressive schedules
  • Ability to operate and understand readouts on automated asset user interfaces and hydrostatic proof booth
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Able to stand for extended periods - 8 hours min
  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight space
  • 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
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
  • Operate machinery such as DAVI roll former, automated tig welding machine, hydro-forming sheet metal
  • Run automated machines for surface preparation or thermal barrier coating applications
  • Clean, prepare and assemble various main combustion chamber assemblies and sub-assembly pieces for Electron Beam (EB) welding, Laser Welding, Tig Welding, or brazing
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, and follow detailed work instructions
  • Use precision calibrated tools - torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • Operate forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment
  • Perform blending, filing and shearing of sheet metal piece parts
  • Clean tools, valves, regulators and maintain a professional and neat work area
  • Stage, install, set-up, test and de-tool Thrust Chamber Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Troubleshoot engines and cell systems
  • Operate test cell instrumentation, and use computer network systems, as well as test units as described in the test instructions
  • Accept or reject test units based on calculated test data and results
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions