Automation & Controls Engineer
Launch Pad, Starship
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.
Brownsville, TX, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in the design and commissioning of controls systems for industrial applications
  • Process integration and electromechanical/mechatronic systems experience
  • Electrical schematic CAD experience using EPlan
  • C#, .NET, python and/or SQL experience
  • PLC programming experience, preferably Siemens TIA Portal
  • HMI and SCADA programming experience
  • Field bus networks, serial communication and Ethernet communication
  • Hands-on experience building and commissioning high quality electrical control panels and electro-mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of NEC, UL508A codes
  • Exposure to a wide variety of industrial machinery
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience in fast-paced iterative design and test environments
  • Experience solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • Must be willing to travel for extended periods, up to 100% during system activation
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
  • 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 industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant
  • Design data acquisition systems
  • Complete instrumentation schematics, pneumatic, and fluid schematics
  • Specify distribution equipment (e.g. raceways, cables, wiring methods)
  • Work closely with other disciplines. Interface control systems with high power equipment, communication equipment, and facility equipment
  • Design systems for hazardous environments
  • Participate in initial equipment conceptual development and carefully balance product specifications, process requirements, layout complexity, cost, and lead-time limits
  • Manage electrical cabinet builds, field wiring, pneumatic and fluid plumbing
  • Set, implement, and maintain schedules and budgets to ensure project completion