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Materials Technician
Mechanical Test
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of manufacturing or materials testing experience
  • Associate's degree in engineering, math, or science, or 3+ years of professional experience in a materials testing role within the aerospace industry
  • Ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced, challenging work environment, while following standard operating procedures
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Atlassian JIRA, and work order systems
  • Knowledge of tensile/fatigue test fixture setup, computer programs, and test frames
  • Understanding of ASTM test methods tensile, fatigue, and fracture toughness testing fundamentals
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills to work closely with other technicians and engineering groups
  • Strong organizational skills to keep work area tidy and organize workflow
  • Experience using various types of hand tools and/or power tools
  • Must be available for at least one of the following shifts:
  • 1st shift: Monday to Friday from 6 AM to 2:30 PM
  • 2nd shift: Monday to Friday from 2PM to 10:30 PM
  • Able to work off-shifts and available for overtime and weekends if needed with minimal notice
  • Able to wear appropriate PPE for mechanical testing and machine shop environment
  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. unassisted. Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • 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
  • Deliver high quality results by performing various standardized mechanical tests including tensile, compression, fatigue, and fracture toughness at cryogenic, room, and elevated temperatures to help support the building and development of SpaceX's launch vehicles and spacecraft
  • Perform preparation, operation, maintenance, and care for tensile and fatigue test frames
  • Use of mechanical testing software, data collection, and data report generation
  • Expedite samples across the SpaceX campus between engineers and testing labs
  • Detailed documentation of testing parameters, equipment setup, and other possible variables
  • Maintain and use precision calibrated tools including micrometers, calipers, etc
  • Work with engineering to execute non-standard testing to support launch vehicle and spacecraft hardware design and production

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.