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Launch Engineer
Flight Hardware Logistics
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience working with mechanical or structural hardware
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a maintenance or operations engineering role
  • Professional experience in an engineering role in the aerospace or aviation industry
  • Professional experience working with heavy equipment
  • Experience with the running and maintenance of hydraulic systems
  • Experience with manufacturing and inspection techniques: welded structures, machining, weld inspection, proof testing, precision dimensional inspection, tool calibration
  • Experience with crane operations (mobile and fixed) and rigging hardware
  • Experience performing operations with high pressure gases
  • Experience authoring technical documentation: inspection plans, operational procedures and test plans
  • Mechanical design and analysis skills (CAD, FEM)
  • Programming experience with Programable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on hydraulic or other industrial equipment
  • Must be willing to work weekends and night shifts as needed
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 50 lbs.)
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral
  • 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
  • Help maintain the critical movement of flight hardware from production through test facilities and launch sites
  • Responsible for the execution of moving rocket stages throughout the Cape Canaveral launch site
  • Responsible for developing, directing, and executing safe proofing operations of ground support equipment (GSE) from multiple areas across SpaceX
  • Write and execute maintenance, inspection, and repair plans for flight hardware movement systems and associated GSE across three states
  • Work closely with technicians and other engineers to coordinate completion in a time critical environment
  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians when performing critical operations on non-flight hardware including mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Perform activation, testing and upgrades of GSE as necessitated by engineering or operational changes
  • Develop work instructions to support ongoing operations, upgrades, maintenance and repairs
  • Effectively communicate timelines, costs and risk associated with GSE maintenance and repairs
  • Field engineer proof fixtures and retrofits to existing transport fixtures

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 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.