Foundry Technician
Posted on 3/15/2023

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
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with one or more of the following processes: 3D printing, gluing/assembling plastic parts, surface prep, inspecting parts, operator maintenance (PM's) of equipment, maintaining process fluids/chemicals, CNC equipment setups, designing/modifying fixtures, operating lab or manufacturing equipment, documenting improvements
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Demonstrated professional track record of creative problem solving, cost reductions, and process improvement
  • History of starting up new work centers, documenting info to establish solid processes, and new product introduction from design to production
  • Experience with 3D printers - operation and/or programming
  • Familiarity with HMI, PLC, or robot programming
  • Excellent hand work (sanding, cutting, assembly, etc.)
  • Comfortable with a mix of repetitive and new work processes
  • Experience with investment casting
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be available for either 1st shift (5:00 AM - 2:30 PM) or 2nd shift (2:30 PM - 11:00 PM)
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, over time, and weekends 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
  • Operate related equipment and systems for plastic 3D printers, perform hand finishing, and assembly for printed components
  • Operate and maintain systems for shell manufacturing including part loading, in-process inspection, and slurry sampling
  • Perform operation of burnout furnaces and cutting and placement of insulation on molds
  • Assist pour operations team with mold transfer processes
  • Take initiative in problem solving, cost reductions, and process improvement
  • Work with design engineers and tooling engineers to take products from design to production
  • Work with quality engineers to reduce defects and maintain high yield
  • Provide hands-on support as needed to other foundry areas