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Mechanical Engineer
Supply Chain, Fasteners
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • 2+ years of experience with manufacturing and/or inspection of mechanical products in a production environment
  • Familiarity with mechanical testing and properties of materials
  • Bachelor's degree and/or minor or concentration in materials science/engineering, chemical engineering, or metallurgy
  • Broad familiarity with application and/or processing of metal products such as tubes, plates, forgings, raw materials, etc
  • Broad familiarity of hardware devices such as fasteners, nuts, screws, springs, etc
  • Broad familiarity with destructive and nondestructive inspection methods and techniques
  • Broad familiarity with chemical and manufacturing processes such as machining, forging, heat treatment, surface finishing/coatings, etc
  • Experience with interpreting engineering drawings and models, GD&T, etc
  • Experience with aerospace and industry standards and specifications (e.g. ASTM, AMS, NAS, NASA/JSC, etc.)
  • Experience with root cause analysis and investigations as well as demonstrated experience with implement corrective/preventative activities
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.)
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and methods, e.g., design of experiments, Lean, Six Sigma, etc
  • Disciplined approach to problem solving - 8D
  • Proficient in MS Office and Excel applications and report writing
  • Proficient in SQL and PowerBI
  • Experience with sharing information and influencing others across organizational lines, internally and externally
  • Ability to work extended hours, some nights and/or weekends when needed
  • Ability to travel - up to 60-85% work week travel may be required, including international travel
  • Valid driver's license mandatory
  • 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
  • Act as the technical point of contact for purchased bolts, bearings, screws, nuts, springs, etc. solving emergent challenges at suppliers and mitigating risk to the manifest by addressing high-impact manufacturing and quality issues
  • Review issues on assigned parts and solve to the root cause, implementing changes at the supplier, at SpaceX or both, as appropriate, drive further actions to closure, and re-source to new suppliers where appropriate
  • Create and disposition issue tickets where needed, working with engineering counterparts to implement, but not limited to, required re-work, repair or use as-is disposition
  • Become thoroughly familiar with your assigned parts and the processes that make up the overall assembly and become the primary point of contact for supply chain related defects on your parts
  • Work with procurement to find exceptional suppliers and vet them appropriately for quality and ability to meet our aggressive takt times
  • Conduct design for manufacturing (DFM) reviews to ensure parts are manufacturable at early stages, preferably prior to sourcing
  • Own the NPI and First Article Inspection processes at a suppliers for new parts, drawing changes, or when re-sourcing existing parts to a new supplier
  • Drive the PPAP program to ensure stable supply, reduce inspection oversight and improve overall delivery time
  • Demonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, self-direction and courage
  • Drive for results and customer satisfaction by collaborating with teams, leading projects and continuously driving improvement in the supply base
  • Lead containment activities on assigned parts, working with cross-functional counterparts to agree on scope, path forward and ultimate resolution

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.