Tool and Die Specialist
Posted on 4/3/2023

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
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 7+ years hands-on technician experience with tool and die maintenance and/or repair
  • 1+ years of welding experience
  • 10+ years of hands-on technician experience with tool and die maintenance and/or repair
  • 1+ years of TIG welding experience on tool steels
  • 1+ years of machining experience for minor mold component repair/replacement
  • Demonstrated experience in production mold maintenance producing high volume parts
  • Basic electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair (i.e., hot runner system, slide or core action limit switches, sequential valve gate cylinders)
  • Experience with interpretation of dimensional inspection results (check fixtures, CMM or vision systems)
  • Professional experience with laser welding, preferably expertise working with steel
  • Professional experience with tool(s) polishing
  • Professional experience with texturing/graining tools
  • 3+ years of professional experience with CNC machining of tool/die components
  • Professional experience within manufacturing on new product launch process
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
  • Familiarity/experience with MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be willing to work overtime and or 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
  • Help lead the maintenance, repair and modification of molds for plastic injection, die casting and stamping of various sizes
  • Responsible for the correct disassembly and assembly of molds in a safe, efficient and timely manner
  • Repair and/or fabricate cores, cavities, and various other components
  • Hand work repairs to part details, parting lines, lifters, slides, polished cavities, texture, venting and spotting
  • Support production and maintenance with troubleshooting
  • Create and maintain mold spare parts lists
  • Identify and implement proactive systems to achieve consistent reduction in manufacturing defects and productivity concerns
  • Support design engineering to evaluate feasibility and implementation of tooling changes to accommodate part change
  • Assist process engineering with part processing and troubleshooting for ongoing scrap reduction, cycle time reduction and downtime reduction