Components Technician
Actuators, Starship
Posted on 4/4/2023

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
Aerospace Engineering
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience working in a fabrication, manufacturing (assembly), or testing role
  • Trained in assembly or testing of propulsion, aviation or automotive hardware
  • A&P license
  • Lean manufacturing (5S) knowledge and experience
  • High attention to detail in order to ensure safety and accuracy of testing procedures
  • Embodies team mentality; coachable and reliable
  • Experience with pressure/temperature/flow measurement devices, and mechanical/electrical systems
  • 3+ years of aerospace component testing experience
  • Strong mathematical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Basic computer experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production teams at all levels of the business
  • The ability to work autonomously or as part of a team to achieve inspiring production goals
  • High pressure testing knowledge
  • High voltage testing knowledge
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Flexible and willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed. Estimated start times: 1st shift (5am), 2nd shift (3pm)
  • 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
  • Deliver state-of-the-art, high-quality components for Starship and Super Heavy. Assemble and test motors, gearboxes, pumps, electrical assemblies, valves, regulators, and mechanisms
  • Collaborate with engineering and leadership to achieve SpaceX's highest-yet component delivery rate in a reliable manner
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe, professional, and neat work area. Recommend changes to tooling, equipment, training, processes, and personal protective equipment to eliminate safety hazards
  • Set the standard for a rigorous and efficient technician team, operating with high efficiency and utilization across a broad mix of products. Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions, and communicate daily work completion to report to peers/leadership
  • Troubleshoot failure modes and work directly with engineering to solve technical problems
  • Provide recommendations to design/instructions/process to improve reliability, manufacturability, or rate of components. Make the factory of the future
  • Grow your skillset (seal installation, assembly, soldering, pressurized testing, etc.) and expertise across products (pneumatic, electromechanical, and passive valves) while training peers in a fast-growing team