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
  • Professional experience with metrology (e.g. performing inspections, using CMMs, portable arms, optics, or laser trackers) or machining (e.g. completing simple components from blueprints, creating blueprints, operating knee mills and gear lathes, using inspection tools)
  • Associate degree in metrology or machining
  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship program
  • Experience with weld fabrication and able to pass a welding skills test for cutting, fitting, stick, TiG, and MiG on semi exotic materials
  • Experience with Millwright operations
  • Understanding of the manufacturing process of large structures from concept to completion
  • Ability to visualize 3D space and integrate complex geometries on to both large and small fabrications
  • Ability to manually inspect components using conventional inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, indicators, and height gauges
  • Ability to apply GD&T with discretion relative to the assembly's function
  • Ability to pass a machining skill test
  • Ability to use and learn a variety of software to observe, analyze, evaluate, and communicate pertinent information
  • Demonstrated leadership and dependability
  • Ability to adapt to an extremely dynamic work environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to find solutions to problems through diverse thinking while utilizing a varied experience
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of safety on the jobsite and bring new ideas of how to continue to work safely and effectively in new locations and changing environments
  • Available to work all required shift hours and be available to work overtime and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to lift 20-30 lbs, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • 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
  • Interpret blueprints at all assembly levels and apply welding blueprint knowledge to the fabrication process
  • Apply creative solutions through the use of our growing fleet of field machining equipment
  • Ensure operations can be performed safely while meeting SpaceX quality standards
  • Translate metrology data from inspection reports to final machined surfaces
  • Perform spur of the moment design and machining to solve unpredictable field problems
  • Maintain an orderly environment that retains maximum utility for all team members
  • Creatively fabricate support equipment ranging from shelves to temporary machine structures to maintenance weld repair/buildup
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of rigging large, heavy, and imbalanced components using overhead cranes, gantries, mobile cranes, and other lifting devices
  • Maintain all components in optimal condition during the assembly and disassembly process