Materials Development Specialist
Posted on 10/19/2022

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 experience with environmental test equipment
  • 2+ years of experience with layup, bonding, or assembly of composites
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or material science
  • CNC programming
  • Experience with machining equipment and power tools
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, and standard operating procedures
  • Proficient with precision measurement equipment/tools
  • Ability to communicate well with teammates and engineers to understand requirements and objectives
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to be self-directed and motivated
  • The ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position (up to 35 lbs unassisted)
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Willingness to work overtime 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
  • Conceptualize and execute improvements to lab operations with management approval
  • Execute start to finish processing plans to engineering based on knowledge of materials systems
  • Carrying out standard experimental methods and running independent testing
  • Write training documents for technicians
  • Equipment and sensor calibration
  • Processing of non-metallics, including processing techniques for composites, polymers, and coatings/paint
  • Setup and operation of hot bond composite repair systems
  • Vacuum bag processing, bonding, and oven/autoclave curing
  • Set-up, program, run, and maintain environmental test equipment including UV, humidity, and thermal chambers among other supporting equipment
  • Operate machining equipment, mills, routers, lathes, and grinders
  • Prepare test samples per standard non-metallic test specifications
  • Process documentation and experimental data logging
  • Manage multiple projects and provide updates/communication with customers
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings