Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Space Exploration Technologies Hawthorne , CA 90250

Posted 2 months ago

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.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

The Additive Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for design, development, and testing of all facets of the additive process with a focus on machines, software, part design and analysis, and additive techniques.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be an active contributor within a team of engineers who perform the design, development, and testing of all facets of the additive process using powder-bed and powder-fed approaches

  • Generate optimized build files to produce high quality parts in minimum time with maximum consistency

  • Work with other engineers to help refine the design of existing parts and optimize new parts to leverage additive technology

  • Work with Materials Engineers to investigate properties, geometric accuracy, and surface finish results to develop optimal print parameters, heat treatments, and design allowables for existing and new alloys

  • Work interdisciplinary trades on processes that result in optimal additive part production

  • Work with new machines from installation through troubleshooting, calibration, and maintenance, while developing standard operating procedures and communicating with machine suppliers to address needs and problems

  • After hardware is produced, communicate results and feedback to Responsible Engineers to continuously develop and improve hardware production

  • Produce reports, procedures, and manuals to document results to mature development processes for production

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in aeronautical, astronautical, mechanical engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in propulsion component design or development of metallic additive technologies

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree in aeronautical, astronautical, or mechanical engineering

  • Experience with operating additive machines, including parameter development and process control

  • Experience with additive simulation software

  • Experience with topology optimization software

  • Knowledge of various additive and subtractive manufacturing and joining techniques for metals

  • Solid understanding of optics and lasers

  • Knowledge of relevant aerospace design and test specifications, such as SMC-S-016, NASA-STD-5009, AIAA-S-080, and NASA-STD-5017

  • Familiarity with common engineering materials properties (strength, life, thermal, fluid compatibility etc.) and processing attributes particularly for titanium or nickel-based alloys

  • Experience with detailed design and operation of propulsion fluid components (e.g. valves)

  • Experience with setting up and running multifactorial design of experiments (DOE's)

  • Ability to perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals

  • Proficient in basic principles of compressible and incompressible flow, thermodynamics, thermochemistry, mechanics, materials, and electrical circuits

  • Experience with FEMAP, ANSYS, and similar structural analysis software tools

  • Hands-on experience with aerospace component or fluid system testing, including pressure, hot-fire, and environmental testing

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to succinctly present recommendations

  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight

  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment

  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.


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