Launch Engineer
Field Operations, Starship
Posted on 6/21/2022
INACTIVE
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Manufactures advanced rockets and spacecrafts for space transportation
Company Overview
SpaceX, under the leadership of Elon Musk, has consistently demonstrated its technical prowess and industry leadership by achieving milestones previously accomplished only by governments, such as returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit and attaching a spacecraft to the International Space Station. The company's culture is driven by a clear and ambitious goal to make life multiplanetary, fostering an environment of high performance and continuous learning. With its advanced rocket and spacecraft designs, SpaceX has a competitive edge in the space transportation industry, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA and working towards the future of space exploration.
Aerospace
Hardware

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$9.2B

Founded

2002

Headquarters

Hawthorne, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

14%

1 year growth

24%

2 year growth

32%
Locations
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
CategoriesNew
Aerospace Engineering
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline
  • Hands-on experience with assembly, test, or operations of mechanical, electrical or fluid systems
  • Experience working at a rocket launch/test facility and supporting launch/test campaigns
  • Experience coordinating and executing large projects requiring multi-disciplinary knowledge, scheduling of resources, and coordinating with vendors and other support teams
  • Demonstrated expertise with instrumentation and control components (pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid, pneumatic valves, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in SpaceX core planning tools such as shop floor, manufacturing planning, and test plans
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex problems to a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure, high energy, hazardous gases & fluids, etc.)
  • Knowledge of engineering standards and best practices such as ASME B31.3, ASME BPV Code Section VIII, NFPA, NEC, and AFSPCMAN 91-710
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
  • Strong work ethic and drive to for constant improvement balanced with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be willing to work weekends and night shifts as needed
  • Must be willing to travel to other launch sites in support of operational activities and launches; travel requirement is up to 15%
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Write and execute launch site set up procedures to assert the launch pad's mechanical and fluid systems into the appropriate config for test/launch
  • Interface with launch site design, critical lift, flight control, and vehicle integration teams to orchestrate operations on the launch pad
  • Perform research and development projects to improve operational efficiency and eliminate time waste to improve test/launch cadence
  • Develop integrated vehicle and pad operations to be streamlined with the goal of making spaceflight operations as robust and efficient as aircraft like operations
  • Use fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, low voltage electrical, and mechanical system knowledge to provide guidance to teams as they troubleshoot and resolve issues in a fast-paced environment