Test Technician
Falcon 9
Posted on 3/15/2023

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.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Hawthorne, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
QA & Testing
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of testing experience in a manufacturing, aerospace, or military environment
  • Experience with pressure systems-cryogenic (gaseous and liquid) and hydrostatic systems
  • Experience using tooling such as form blocks, drill jigs, and shop aids
  • Experience using hand tools and precision measuring equipment
  • Able to lead and understand drawings and schematics
  • Experience running electrical, structural or pressure tests on flight components in LabVIEW
  • Experience operating high-pressure test carts for pneumatic testing
  • Experience with computer-based data analysis (LabVIEW)
  • Experience with actuators, plumbing (hydraulic/pneumatic - both set up and operation of these systems)
  • Experience with high pressure (>1000psi) gases
  • Must be able to work all require shift hours, overtime and/or weekends, as needed. Nominal hours - 1st shift: 5:00 AM - 3:30 PM; 2nd shift: 3:30PM to 2 AM
  • Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 5%
  • Ability to support repetitive assembly operations: grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, working at heights and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments 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
  • Run pneumatic tests on flight hardware
  • Use hand tools, high pressure pumps and protective equipment
  • Work with high pressure gases (helium and nitrogen) as well as liquid nitrogen
  • Analyze test data to meet acceptance criteria established by engineering
  • Use computer software programs for controlling tests
  • Layout, fabricate, assemble, and install experimental and production flight hardware for master mock-ups, full scale operating models, and test assemblies
  • Repair or replace flight hardware due to engineering design changes and test failures