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Port Engineer, Marine Operations
Posted on 2/2/2022
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in marine engineering, marine operations, naval architecture, or maritime studies; or bachelor's degree with 5+ years of professional experience in marine transportation
  • 3+ years of professional experience in marine operations
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical discipline
  • USCG master license/certification
  • Current or past merchant mariner credential (MMC) with ability to renew
  • Professional experience working within compliance and/or management of 3+ vessels
  • Experience managing class I or class L vessels
  • Strong demonstrated organization and communication skills
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Overall mental fitness with the ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)
  • 50-hour work weeks are typical, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
  • 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
  • Ensure the readiness and safe operation of SpaceX's support vessels
  • Coordinate repair and maintenance schedules
  • Negotiate contract selection and manage contractors pertinent to vessel maintenance and readiness
  • Develop maintenance and repair cost analyses
  • Manage contractors and POs to ensure invoices match expected costs and worked performed
  • Support any off-site repair or nominal maintenance of vessels such as periodic dry docking
  • Coordinate dock side needs for the vessels if docked at non-home ports
  • Ensure vessels and mariners remain compliant to regulatory bodies including the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Work with other recovery sub-teams to ensure overall mission success pertinent to SpaceX's goals of recovery, reusability, and ultimate goal of making humans multi-planetary
  • Provide on-mission support in troubleshooting equipment at sea when necessary

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.
  • 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 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.