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Lead Internal Fleet Technician
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Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of prior leadership experience including leading teams, projects or people
  • 1+ years of experience with fleet operations and vehicle integration processes
  • Associate degree
  • Airframe & Powerplant or Aerospace Technology certification
  • Five or more years of experience as a technician with integration systems
  • Knowledge of Falcon 9 flight hardware configuration and application
  • Heavy rigging experience
  • Knowledge of certification appertaining to HAZMAT regulations
  • Understanding of warp drive and work order structure
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity
  • Ability to utilize precision measuring instruments
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Ability to be diplomatic with a variety of individuals across the organizational infrastructure
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Vandenberg and Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to work at elevated heights and/or tight spaces
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15-to-35 lbs.)
  • Regularly exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain
  • 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
  • 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 and provide daily support to the Vandenberg Falcon 9 Flight Hardware Logistics (FLH) team
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling work, assigning work, assigning team technicians, and assess completed work
  • Perform route surveys prior to scheduled flight hardware moves
  • Evaluate in-transit risks and provide on-site solutions to alleviate risk including: routing, repairs, escorts, and drivers - includes physical escorts across launch sites
  • Project future impacts and needs and energize employees to get tasks done on a deadline basis
  • Access new candidates and provide recommendations during the hiring process
  • Ensure employees have the training, tools and materials they need to carry out their duties
  • Monitor employee time keeping records
  • Responsible for daily productivity and effectiveness of team members
  • Communicate on a daily basis - safety and immediate objectives
  • Maintain quality and efficiency taking preventative measures as agreed with management
  • Lead your team by setting an example, being a model and taking input from everyone to ensure our continuous improvement objectives are maintained
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment appertaining to the movement of flight hardware across Vandenberg site
  • Ensure all FHL operations related equipment/services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
  • Work directly with integration supervision, schedulers and engineers to plan FHL operations
  • Ensure adherence to all area applicable policies such as Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and control of flight hardware
  • Maintain licenses, operator permits, or certification as required such as Department of Defense (DOT)
  • Maintain tech-level qualifications and certifications

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.