Mechanical Engineer
Starlink Tooling
Posted on 3/27/2023

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.
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of work experience or experience with mechanical-related projects
  • Experience with custom machine design; electromechanical systems, motors, actuators, linear rails, bearings, lifting/rigging, etc
  • Prior work experience with structural analysis
  • Prior experience designing mechanical systems using 3D CAD software and 2D drawings
  • Prior experience applying common manufacturing and machining processes where it applies to design (such as welding, machining, assembly, inspection, etc.)
  • Experience sizing basic mechanical components and structures
  • Familiarity with drafting standards and the application of GD&T
  • Solid understanding of common manufacturing processes and machines including mills, lathes, manual and CNC, and hands-on machining experience
  • Experience with Siemens Unigraphics (UGS/NX) and Teamcenter CAD/PDM systems
  • Experience with FEA and structures hand calcs
  • Must be available 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
  • Design and develop structures, mechanisms and automation equipment to enable high volume production of Starlink Satellites
  • Demonstrate extreme ownership of projects through their entire lifecycle, from initial concept generation through fabrication and production bring-up
  • Balance simultaneous projects of varying scope and complexity in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborate with flight design teams to develop the satellite, factory and production processes in parallel and ensure production success
  • Solve complex, open-ended problems with an emphasis on speed of execution and efficiency
  • Hone your organizational skills as you coordinate with internal SpaceX resources and external vendors and maintain a project schedule and budget
  • Assemble and commission the equipment you design