Manufacturing Engineer
Starlink PCBA
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.
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of demonstrated experience in one of more of the following areas: manufacturing engineering, SMT, accelerated testing, design for reliability, or PCB design and layout (school and project experience will qualify)
  • High volume production experience (consumer goods, automotive, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience working in SMT processing and/or related PCBA processes from industry, research, or academic projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team in a highly demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of IPC manufacturing standards
  • Experience with SQL, Python
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and methods such as experiment design, process capability analysis, Gauge R&R
  • Experience with Six Sigma
  • Experience with basic failure analysis tools and methods (X-ray, cross-section, polishing)
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and use data to drive systemic improvements
  • Ability to life heavy objects, up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Willing to work weekend and extended hours as needed
  • Able to travel for business trips as needed (up to 70%) to Hawthorne, CA for initial training (3-4 months) and up to 10% on an ongoing basis
  • 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
  • Own and manage PCBA manufacturing processes and PCBA products for in-house production
  • Drive processes for volume production of PCBA including manufacturing execution, nonconforming product management, configuration management, traceability tracking, and process control
  • Manage new product introduction of PCBA assemblies, working closely with design engineers, and process specialists
  • Use process capability analysis, gauge R&R and other tools to lead new equipment selection
  • Design and implement systems to improve the safety of the PCBA production line
  • Manage work instructions, process documentation, and training
  • Track schedule, work-in-progress levels, and defect rates of owned products
  • Identify trends and opportunities for optimizing product output, quality enhancements, and cost of manufacturability
  • Provide feedback to Engineering Design team to improve design for manufacturability
  • Identify, root-cause, and correct SMT production and testing issues
  • Drive corrective actions and process improvements on owned processes and products