Build Specialist
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.
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or science, or a 2-year technical school degree along with 2+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing and process planning role
  • 3+ years of professional experience working in an aerospace manufacturing technician, planning, or direct support role
  • Experience taking products through development cycle to full volume production
  • Solid understanding of a variety of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Hands on experience with TIG welding, orbital tube welding, tube bending, precision cleaning and/or supporting processes
  • Experience with design for manufacturability and assembly
  • Experience with Siemens NX (UG), Teamcenter CAD, and PDM systems
  • Process development, facility and line layouts
  • Lean manufacturing tools, PFMEA, value chain mapping, Kanban, OEE and 5S
  • Willingness to work extended hours/shifts based on site operational needs; flexibility required
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Ability to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • 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
  • Resolve manufacturing issues, disposition nonconforming parts, perform root cause analysis, and implement robust corrective actions
  • Support development builds and tests to validate non-conformance conditions and qualify new weld development processes
  • Provide recommendations for tooling design and improvement, based on analysis and data
  • Design tooling for new and existing products to support rate production
  • Implement standard practices, process improvements, and standard repair procedures for TIG welded assemblies and supporting processes (critical part movement, non-destructive evaluation, etc.)
  • Create high-quality work orders, engineering masters, and other manufacturing resource planning and product life cycle management systems elements to manufacture fluid system components
  • Implement standard practices, troubleshooting guides, and standard repair procedures, including review and approval of planning documents
  • Streamline existing production builds to minimize cost while improving quality and efficiency
  • Manage resources, plan, and interface with other production groups including external vendors, manufacturing engineers, and technicians