Mechanical Insulator
Posted on 12/1/2022

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.
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of hands on work experience working in a manufacturing or production setting
  • Experience as a seamster/seamstress/machinist in an industrial environment
  • Experience creating and cutting different materials and fabrics
  • Experience operating an automated cutting machine
  • Experience in the automotive, aerospace or marine upholstery trades
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods - 8 hours minimum
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, and overtime as needed
  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • 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
  • Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting materials and tools
  • Handle a range of fabrics and materials with various properties, including felt, silicone rubber, Kevlar, wire mesh, woven ceramic fabric, foil, fiberglass, etc
  • Cut materials from templates and patterns, either by hand or by operating an automated cutting table, to specified tolerances
  • Follow written work instructions, perform basic shop math and measurements, and read engineering drawings to accurately assemble products
  • Locate and punch holes through heavy materials
  • Install hardware such as rivets, grommets, snaps, zippers, and fasteners
  • Safely mix and apply two-part adhesives to bond, seal, and gapfill components
  • Stitch components and materials by sewing machine or by hand sewing
  • Adjust machine performance on material by observing machine operation, detecting malfunctions, and adjusting settings
  • Maintain quality by inspecting raw material for flaws and finished product for nonconformances
  • Document actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Work with engineering and supervision to resolve assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications and implementing process improvements