Paint Technician
Tank Weldment
Posted on 1/9/2023
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience spraying advanced paint systems (e.g. epoxies, urethanes, solvent-based paints, and/or acrylics)
  • 3+ years of industry experience in advanced paint systems
  • Experience in a manufacturing or production environment in the aerospace or aviation industry
  • Ability to interpret electronic work instructions, process specifications, and technical drawings
  • Ability to perform basic shop math (such as geometry and trigonometry)
  • Ability to manage accurate mix ratios, cure schedules, and overcoat windows
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed. 1st shift (5 AM - 2:30 PM) or 2nd shift (2 PM - 1 AM)
  • This is a hands-on position that may require standing for up to 4 hours a day and working directly with hardware on the floor
  • Must be able to lift at least up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • Must be comfortable stooping, bending, standing, climbing ladders, or working in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as required
  • Able to pass pulmonary function test to obtain respirator certification
  • Mix, strip, paint, and detail advanced paint systems on launch vehicles
  • Prepare metallic substrates using mechanical abrasion and chemical etchants
  • Mix and apply of sealants and adhesives for structural components
  • Conduct periodic maintenance on various paint spraying equipment (such as gravity-fed, pressure pot, and airless-type)
  • Accurately use precision measuring tools such as calipers, elcometers, or ohmmeters
  • Assist with area projects to improve safety, quality, and delivery

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.