SpaceX Materials Development Technician in Hawthorne, California
Materials Development Technician at SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA, United States
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN
The role is highly multidisciplinary and this individual will be tasked with a wide variety operations and equipment fabrication work in support of the SpaceX mission. The team consists of technicians and engineers working closely together to build mechanical and fluid assemblies, weld equipment, and automation equipment. The ideal candidate is highly skilled with mechanical, fluid, and electrical disciplines, hands-on, flexible, a quick learner, works well in a fast-paced environment, and possesses a can-do attitude.
Build, modify, and troubleshoot new or existing equipment which ranges from fluid systems, mechanical assemblies, welders, robotics, and control systems
Operate and maintain mechanical, weld, automation, and test equipment
Collaborate with design engineers to develop and document weld, automation, and test equipment
Participate in the development of support equipment to aid in the assembly of vehicle components
Participate in the lay-out, fabrication and assembly of tools, fixtures, and support equipment
Participate in material handling, utilizing rigging, forklift and crane operation
Follow all necessary regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures including quality policies, safety policies, OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA, ASME, NEC, etc. standards
HS Diploma or GED
1+ years of experience working in a production or manufacturing environment
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
5+ years of experience working with and troubleshooting fluid or mechanical systems
Ability to work and communicate (verbally and written) effectively in a team environment
Ability to rapidly change roles, responsibilities, and learn new skills while working in a high-paced and challenging work environment
Computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office
Experience reading / interpreting planning documents, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints, and engineering sketches
Experience with rigging, cranes, forklifts and lift operations
Experience with nondestructive inspection equipment and techniques
Experience with precision measuring instruments/equipment (calipers, torque wrenches, gauges)
Experience with component and system level troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically solve problems and determine corrective action
Experience with electrical components, wiring experience a plus
Experience with welding, material testing, or robotic equipment
Mechanical aptitude and experience (work with machines and general tooling)
Ability to utilize power tools and hand tools as well as heavy equipment
A demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem-solving plays a critical role
The ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position (up to 35lbs unassisted)
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
Willingness to work overtime 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 (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) .
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