Full-Time

Launch Pad Technician

Posted on 3/15/2023

SpaceX

SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Develops and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft

Aerospace
Hardware

Junior

Brownsville, TX, USA

Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience using power tools
  • Associate degree in aerospace technology or equivalent area of study
  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting complex fluid and mechanical systems
  • Experience maintaining a propulsion test stand in the aerospace industry
  • Military aviation experience as a propulsion or airframe technician
  • Experience with orbital or structural welding
  • Machining and metal fabrication experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office ( Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with mechanical repairs and troubleshooting
  • Experience with pneumatic/hydraulic system fabrication
  • SpaceTEC certification
  • Experience with engine and transmission rebuilds
  • Familiarity with calibrated measuring instruments
  • Experience using heavy equipment, including but not limited to, overhead cranes, forklifts and manlifts
  • Commercial Driver's license (CDL)
  • Experience with car, truck and heavy industrial preventative maintenance
  • Ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings, and instructions
  • Flight hardware is typically built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 300ft)
  • Periodic work in extreme outdoor environments: heat, cold, wind, rain
  • Work hours depend on site priorities and may require extended hours; flexibility required
  • Ability to work day shift (6AM - 6PM) or night shift (6PM - 6AM)
  • 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
  • Fabricate and install fluid system components from a schematic or engineering drawing, including but not limited to:
  • Ball valves
  • Check valves
  • Pressure regulators
  • Pressure gauges
  • Troubleshoot operational issues found during activation of fluid and mechanical systems
  • Operate heavy machinery including forklifts and aerial platforms
  • Work with a team of technician and engineers to ensure every system is built with the highest level of quality to support 100% successful launch of a multi-million dollar launch vehicle
  • Provide daily support to the launch fluids team
  • Assist other technicians during launches with vehicle roll out, launch procedures, and post launch securing
  • Assist fluids technicians during post launch pad refurbishments and modifications

SpaceX specializes in developing and launching advanced rockets and spacecraft, with a focus on transforming space transportation. Their key technologies include advanced rocket propulsion systems, spacecraft design, and cargo resupply missions for NASA.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$9.2B

Headquarters

Hawthorne, California

Founded

2002

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

25%

2 year growth

33%

Benefits

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.

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