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Integration & Test Engineer
Spacecraft Integration, Fairings
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Experience Level
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Desired Skills
CAD
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of professional experience with multi-disciplinary system assemblies (past work experience, internships, team/personal projects with aerospace vehicles/payloads, automotive, aircraft, marine assemblies qualify)
  • Professional experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure, high energy, lifting operations, hazardous gases/fluids, etc.)
  • Professional experience working with composite materials, including layups and repairs
  • Professional experience with one or more of the following: launch vehicle or spacecraft integration; hardware integration and a history of troubleshooting skills; operations in 100,000 class or better clean rooms; test operations with gases/fluids; data acquisition setup and field measurements
  • Experience in writing test plans and test procedures and experience with writing build instructions or work instructions for execution by skilled technicians
  • Experience interacting with CAD software and large CAD models
  • Problem solving skills and experience with respect to mechanical hardware, fluid hardware or avionics
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a wide range of people across multiple organizations, including mission management, recovery teams, new build teams, and payload teams
  • Ability to learn, lead others, and help others learn while maintaining productivity
  • Ability to work at elevated heights and/or tight spaces
  • Must be willing to travel, potentially for extended periods of time
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 35 lbs)
  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be available to work extended hours, nights and weekends when required by mission milestones
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg and Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance if 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
Responsibilities
  • Work on the cutting edge of reusable rocket technology as you develop methods for rapid and reliable processing and re-flight of fairings recovered from the edge of space
  • Provide engineering support to the following efforts: fairing integration, fairing refurbishment, fairing fluid checkouts, fairing structural acceptance testing
  • Provide on-the-floor engineering support through running avionics and pressurized checkouts and swiftly solving any hardware/avionics issues as they arise
  • Improve integration process efficiency through automation of pre-launch checkouts and test procedures
  • Constantly evaluate and iterate on the hardware integration processes to increase processing cadence, while maintaining reliability
  • Resolve non-conformances with cross-site engineering teams related to fairing recovery operations and fairing recovery environments
  • Closely collaborate with engineering staff from other departments and highly skilled technicians on a daily basis to execute upwards of 100 launches per year
  • Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus towards executing common program goals (including improving reliability and reducing overall labor hours)
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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
  • 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.