EDM Machinist
Posted on 10/22/2022

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
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of wire or sinker EDM operating experience
  • 5+ years CNC wire or sinker EDM set-up, operating, and basic programming experience
  • Experience with CNC EDM hole drilling/hole popper setup
  • Experience reading and interpreting blue prints and experience with GDT
  • Advanced knowledge of EDM programming
  • Advanced knowledge of EDM work holding
  • 5+ years of experience with Sodick wire machines
  • Strong knowledge of cutting parameters for copper and high temperature alloys
  • Must be available for 1st shift (5:30 AM to 3:30 PM) or 2nd shift (3:30 PM to 2 AM)
  • Must be able to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • 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
  • Setup and/or operate multiple EDM machines
  • Machine parts to required tolerances while meeting expected completion dates
  • Develop, track, and optimize machining parameters for different materials
  • Develop and make any required fixturing to support the EDM area
  • Perform preventative maintenance of EDM machines as required
  • Perform other various machining functions while machines are running to support the operations of the shop
  • Measurement and inspection of tight tolerance parts using various gages, indicators, and micrometers