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Lead Build Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of industry product design/development experience
  • 2+ year of experience working within an environment of fabrication, assembly and/or testing (internship and academic experience is applicable)
  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline
  • Experience with CAD software packages
  • Experience with fluid dynamics and pressurized components (valves, regulators, tubes, pipes, etc.)
  • Experience leading operation-critical part mechanical design, including basic structures, fluids calculations, and design considerations
  • Experience with process development, facility and line layouts, and error-proofing
  • Experience with NX and Teamcenter CAD and PLM systems
  • Prior experience with developing, maintaining and improving welding processes
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required
  • Flexibility to travel to remote build & vendor sites
  • Ability to travel between Brownsville, TX and Hawthorne, CA 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
  • Lead a team that designs, build, and tests Starships
  • Lead a team of technicians and supervisors to build Starships
  • Partner with the design engineering team to drive simplicity and manufacturability into the vehicle systems at every level
  • Bridge production and engineering to build a cohesive, unified team approach to turning concepts into hardware reality
  • Leverage a strong understanding of the vehicle system to drive high-level programmatic improvement in build & test approach
  • Develop a capable, lean, and energetic team via hiring and internal development. Mentor a strong group of individuals into excellent engineers and teammates
  • Build a medium to long-term direction for the Starship engineering team to address coming challenges and to meet company goals
  • Coordinate and execute development, qualification, and acceptance testing of systems and tooling needed to meet hardware deadlines
  • Lead the on-site design engineering presence required for the efficient build of parts and assemblies
  • Develop manufacturing processes, techniques, and tools to enable efficient and high rate manufacturing
  • Create and maintain detailed top-level schedules and own resource management to achieve overall program and company objectives
  • Source, retain, and develop new and experienced vendors

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.