Chief Mate
Marine Operations
Posted on 3/4/2023

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.
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Operations & Logistics
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Non-expired Master/Mate (Oceans Unlimited) certification/license
  • 2+ years of experience in an offshore role
  • Towing certificate and dynamic position (DP2) and/or DP unlimited certificate
  • Active/current US Coast Guard medical certificate/license
  • 3+ years of experience in an off-shore crew role
  • 1+ years of professional experience working in a role that deals with examinations or licensing-efforts with US Coast Guard (USCG) and/or American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations
  • Knowledge of vessel management systems, safety management systems, and regulatory programs such as OPA 90, MARPOL, ABS, etc
  • Willing to work outdoors and in maritime environments, and able to work flexible hours during mission support periods
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Position requires a Merchant Mariner credential, which includes pre-employment and random drug testing in accordance with 46 CFR 16 and 49 CFR 40
  • Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX locations as necessary; role may require travel
  • 50-hour work week is typical, and may vary depending on site operational needs, flexibility is required
  • 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 support towing and dynamic positioning (DP2) for various vessels, primarily supporting Falcon recovery and droneships
  • Responsible for voyage planning, operations and the safety of all personnel onboard, primarily supporting recovery missions
  • Support all aspects of safe operation, navigation, standards and crew management of SpaceX's fleet of vessels operating in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea
  • Support weekly administrative reports and logbooks according to regulation and standards, with the goal of ensuring vessel-wide compliance