Hovercraft Pilot
Posted on 3/16/2023

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
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of experience in an off-shore pilot or captain role
  • Current OR In-Process captain's license (6-pack or above)
  • Active/current US Coast Guard medical certificate/license
  • 2+ years of documented commercial/military experience operating hovercraft and/or air boats with an exemplary safety record
  • Strong mechanical/maintenance skills are preferred with a focus on diesel engines and integrated control/navigation systems
  • 3+ years of professional experience working in a role that deals with examinations or licensing-efforts with US Coast Guard (USCG) and/or American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations
  • Knowledge of vessel management systems, safety management systems, and regulatory programs such as OPA 90, MARPOL, ABS, etc
  • Willing to work outdoors and in maritime environments, and able to work flexible hours during mission support periods
  • Position includes pre-employment and random drug testing in accordance with 46 CFR 16 and 49 CFR 40
  • Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX locations as necessary; role may require travel
  • 6-day work weeks with ~60-plus hour work week is typical, and may vary depending on site operational needs, flexibility is required
  • 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
  • Pilot a mid-sized commercial hovercraft that will carry up to 10 passengers on a commuter route
  • Help lead all aspects of safe operation, navigation, and standards of SpaceX's hovercraft(s)
  • Lead all planning related to: voyage planning, day-to-day hovercraft operations, and the safety of all personnel onboard, primarily supporting commuter-route piloting
  • Responsible for administrative reports and logbooks according to regulation and standards, and ensuring hovercraft-wide compliance with appropriate programs and standards