Manufacturing Engineer
Falcon Components
Posted on 11/24/2022

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
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline or physics
  • 1+ years of experience manufacturing, building, testing, or troubleshooting hardware via professional work experience, project/research-based student experience, or a combination of both
  • 1+ years of research or professional experience in technical fields
  • Experience with developing production processes, factory optimization, or manufacturing and machining methods
  • Experience with instrumentation, data acquisition, and data review
  • Hands-on experience trouble-shooting, building and testing hardware
  • Understanding of fundamental principals in fluid systems and solid mechanics
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
  • Ability to travel to vendors and other SpaceX sites as needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours and occasional weekend support as needed
  • 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
  • Own the production, assembly and testing of propulsion, environmental and thermal control system components for our Falcon programs
  • Create assembly and test work instructions, as well as design fixtures and tooling to enable high rate production
  • Question existing requirements and lead creative changes to production process and hardware
  • Collaborate and work closely with design engineers, build and test technicians, internal machine shops and external vendors to make parts that are designed for manufacturability
  • Resolve and analyze manufacturing and test discrepancies, while interfacing with the quality team (resolving issues for design, fabrication, and assembly)
  • Support component level testing such as proof and leak, fluid flow and functional checkouts