Build Engineer
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.
Brownsville, TX, USA • West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Aerospace Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering, operations engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or physics
  • 1+ years of hands on experience driving the design, development and manufacturing (internship, personal projects, and academic project team experience is applicable)
  • Leadership or mentorship experience and the ability to effectively communicate and build strong relationships with all levels in the organization (technicians, engineers, exec team)
  • Experience in build/test development and on-time delivery of new hardware
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, including but not limited to fabrication, welding, machining, or assembly
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T
  • Analytical/scientific programming experience (i.e. Python, Matlab, Excel)
  • Available to work long hours and weekends as needed
  • 25% travel to production and launch sites at Starbase and Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral
  • 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
  • Develop production procedures/processes and manage the transition of parts and assemblies from development to production
  • Review CAD models to ensure designs are optimized and efficient
  • Design the factory and process to deliver state-of-the-art hardware for Starship and Super Heavy
  • Integrate subsystems into full vehicle assemblies
  • Design tools for manufacturing
  • Own high level project management
  • Develop and execute test procedures
  • Question assembly/test requirements, delete parts and manufacturing processes, simplify/optimize production flow, accelerate production, and cut-in targeted automation
  • Implement linear production flow, visual indicators of bottlenecks/stock-outs, and product-specific build/test cells for low-intervention production
  • Partner with other teams to generate ideas, designs, and improvements for current and next-generation vehicles