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Launch Engineer
Spacecraft Integration, Dragon Operations
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Locations
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
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Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of experience with multi-disciplinary system assemblies (past work experience, internships, team/personal projects with aerospace vehicles/payloads, automotive, aircraft, or marine assemblies qualify)
  • Master's degree in engineering and/or hands-on experience working with fluid, electrical or mechanical systems in a professional setting
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design, build, and/or operation of pressurized fluid systems
  • Experience with hypergolic propellants or other hazardous materials
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems and/or industrial control systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication, especially translating technical concepts for non-technical audiences
  • General hands-on mechanical experience: automotive, robotics, rocketry, etc
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX locations as necessary
  • Schedules vary due to site operational needs, and night/weekend shifts are often necessary - flexibility is required
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • 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
  • Operate ground and spacecraft fluids and avionics systems as an on-console test engineer
  • Lead hazardous operations including work with high pressures and hypergolic propellants
  • Work closely with vehicle engineering teams to develop checkout procedures for flight hardware
  • Maintain operational readiness of all systems supporting Dragon spacecraft ground operations
  • Work with and direct skilled technician workforce to carry out integrated system build, operation, and maintenance
  • Develop and test automation to improve the efficiency and reliability of spacecraft operations
  • Design new systems and improve existing ones to support vehicle processing requirements
  • Support integration of both pressurized and unpressurized cargo
  • Support transport and integration of Dragon onto the Falcon 9 launch vehicle
  • Select components, such as DAQ, instrumentation, valves, pumps, piping, tanks, and filters, and provide specifications for their purchase
  • Complete design and drafting of schematics (piping and instrumentation diagrams)
  • Provide innovative solutions to problems while working with minimal supervision
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.