Data & Control Systems Technician
Posted on 3/15/2023

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.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience working with instrumentation such as transducers, accelerometers, and thermocouples
  • Associate degree in aerospace, or A&P certification
  • Experience with ISO 9000, IPC-620, and ICP-610 standards
  • 2+ years of professional, hands-on experience working with launch site instrumentation
  • Previous SpaceX launch site work experience
  • Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Aptitude for learning basic direct current electrical theory
  • Ability to work with design engineers to develop and document various set-up procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Quality inspector experience with harnessing and cable inspection
  • Ability to design and fabricate simple electrical circuits
  • PLC and DAQ programming experience
  • Experience with NI Max, Step 7, Studio 5000
  • Proficient with use of power tools (e.g. hand drills, grinders, band saws, vacuums, and impact drivers)
  • Proficient with use of hand tools (e.g. wire strippers, screw drivers, brooms, flush cuts, wrenches)
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • General physical fitness is required for some work areas, hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 35 lbs. unassisted
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Ability to work in extreme environments - heat, cold, rain, fumes, odors, and noise
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends, 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
  • Install and terminate wiring to pad instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Install connectors, connector pins, terminals and lugs
  • Perform continuity checks, locate and correct wiring errors using measuring instruments such as ohmmeters and voltage calibrators
  • Perform work in support of fellow technicians and engineering employees using shop assembly equipment and hand tools
  • Collaborate with design engineers to troubleshoot failures and issues derived from test data
  • Write, create and organize work planning documents and instructions
  • Generate purchase orders from vendor quotes
  • Lead complex and mentally taxing projects with little to no oversight
  • Install and modify electrical conveyances, including but not limited to conduit and cable tray
  • Install cable and cable assemblies
  • Build intricate and complex cable assemblies using Mil-C connectors and contacts
  • Troubleshoot AC power distribution equipment up to 480VAC
  • Build and terminate AC power equipment up to 480VAC
  • Build, terminate, troubleshoot and maintain PLC based manufacturing hardware
  • Fabricate support structures, enclosures and conveyances for electrical distribution equipment