Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
Materials Engineering, Tool & Die
Posted on 3/9/2023
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Materials Engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 8+ years of experience with high precision machining
  • Experience with taking products from research and development into production
  • Master's degree or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership position in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong to expert level 3D CAD skills, including advanced surfacing and large assemblies
  • Experience with Siemens NX
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing and scaling to high volume as part of a cross-functional team
  • Experience with manufacturing process like injection molding, CNC, die casting, stamping, assembly, and box build in a production setting and a good understanding of the costs and schedule and complexity associated with each process
  • Willingness to travel to other SpaceX sites and/or vendors for significant/extended periods of time (~30% travel normally, more during urgent manufacturing and test campaigns)
  • Ability to lift up to 25Ibs unassisted
  • Standing/walking for long periods of time
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary to accommodate manufacturing and test campaigns
  • 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
  • Lead a project focused on the development of technologies relating to plastic injection molding and high pressure die casting tooling manufacturing processes for Starlink hardware
  • Act as a technical decision maker and advisor to the team on manufacturing techniques responsible for implementing internal tool and die manufacturing
  • Create collaborative business plans with design engineering, upstream production, and support teams and develop and maintain positive supplier/customer relationships
  • Manage strategy for CapX, staffing, equipment specification, production layouts, training and build process and ensure all are updated according to the latest design configuration
  • Continually develop and manage engineering capacity, schedules, and project plans in order to support production manifest as well as a diverse and variable R&D demand
  • Lead and refine the design for manufacturing process by collaborating with supply management, product design, industrial design, and manufacturing engineering groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new part & tooling designs
  • Research and identify new materials, manufacturing technologies and finishing options
  • Inform estimations of prototype and production manufacturing costs - tooling, secondary assembly, secondary finishing and piece part
  • Publish and maintain detailed schedules for each development project segment

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.
  • 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.