Integration Technician
Spacecraft Integration, Fairings & Payloads
Posted on 11/15/2022
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience working in the aviation, automotive, or aerospace industry in a technical, hands-on capacity
  • Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) certification//license
  • Associate degree in aerospace technology or equivalent area of study
  • Military aviation experience as a propulsion or airframe technician
  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Proficiency in or hands-on experience with one or more of the following: launch vehicle or spacecraft integration; operations in 100,000 class or better clean rooms; test operations with gases/fluids; data acquisition setup and field measurements
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, an emphasis on safety, cleanliness, adherence to corporate policies and standards, a great attitude, and the ability to work with a team
  • Ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience working in a clean room environment
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Prior government clearance (secret, TS or TS/SCI)
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be willing to travel (approximately 15%) to other launch sites or customer facilities as necessary
  • Must be willing to work 50+ hours a week (overtime) when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines, flexibility required
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, pushing, and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 35 lbs.)
  • Typically exposed to work in clean room with hair, face, and shoe covers
  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • 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
  • Provide daily support to the fairing, payload and Starlink integration technician team
  • Work with a team of technicians and engineers to ensure systems and mechanical equipment are built with the highest level of quality to support the successful launch of our multi-million dollar satellites to orbit or beyond
  • Execute hands-on operations with both large as well as small, fragile assemblies
  • Install spacecraft hardware in a highly detailed and quality manner which includes:
  • Removal, repair and installation of harnessing
  • Removal, repair and installation of thermal protective fairing skin
  • Removal and installation of avionics boxes
  • Removal and installation of propulsion fluid systems
  • Navigate through hardware receiving, checkouts, processing of SpaceX fairing flight hardware and ground support equipment, integration of Starlink satellites, and integration of commercial/government spacecraft
  • Execute procedures for the checkout of SpaceX flight hardware and ground support equipment
  • Maintain and install fluid system components from a schematic or drawing including parachutes, pistons, ball and check valves, pressure regulators and gauges, etc
  • Provide support as needed to the following efforts: operations in 100,000 class or better clean rooms; Starlink satellite integration, fairing refurbishment and reuse, new production fairing processing and customer payload integration

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.