Spacecraft Integration, Dragon Final Integration
Posted on 2/15/2023
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
- Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
- 1+ years of experience with multi-disciplinary system assemblies (past work experience, internships, team/personal projects with aerospace vehicles/payloads, automotive, aircraft, or marine assemblies qualify)
- Experience working on spacecraft or launch vehicles
- Experience working with hypergols
- Experience in writing test plans and test procedures
- 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; and data acquisition setup and field measurements
- Acute attention to detail
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
- A positive, upbeat attitude and ability to perform work expectations and thrive in a high-stress environment
- Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate clearly and accurately with a wide range of people
- Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
- Willing to work in clean room environment
- Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 35 lbs.)
- Comfortable being trained to work around hypergolic propellants (MMH and NTO) and willing to work with hazardous materials
- Overall mental fitness with the ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)
- Occasional travel may be required
- Schedules vary due to site operational needs, and night/weekend shift rotations are often necessary - flexibility is required
- 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
- Enable day-to-day execution of vehicle integration and checkouts for launch readiness of crew and cargo Dragon flight hardware
- Manage work orders and the driving of non-conformances into actionable items and system improvements
- Closely collaborate with engineering staff from other departments to seek out solutions to technical problems
- Work with and direct a highly skilled technician workforce on a daily basis to carry out an integrated system build
- Design and develop tools, hardware, and processes to enable vehicle assembly and testing capabilities
- Work with a government or commercial customer on pre- and post- flight preparations for human spaceflight
- Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards common project goals
- Propose and develop innovative solutions and improvements to spacecraft processing while working with minimal supervision
Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
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.