Space Exploration Technologies Hawthorne , CA 90250
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.
PROPULSION BUILD ENGINEER
As a Build Engineer at SpaceX you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge, experience, and creativity on developing novel solutions at the cutting edge of space technology. You will work on the engines that will deliver satellites into earth orbit, ferry humans to and from the international space station, and ultimately extend humanity's reach beyond the earth and moon. You will own the relationship between our design and production teams. You will provide input into the design and development of new parts, and take a lead role in manufacturing and integration of the part used on our current and next generation vehicles.
Responsible for fabrication, assembly, and testing of Falcon 9 propulsion parts, components, assemblies, and/or systems
Work closely with design/development engineers and fabrications shops (internal and external) to get parts built and assembled
Develop manufacturing and testing processes and procedures
Create and maintain a build schedule that lists all discrete fabrication and assembly tasks
Ensure that all parts are fabricated or purchased at the correct time to facilitate the build schedule
Participate in tool design and development
Resolve manufacturing discrepancies and interface with the cross functional teams
Manage the transition of parts from development to production
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience with NX or other solid modeling software
Liquid rocket engine development or build experience
3+ years of experience at a nimble engineering organization or in a highly technical position that required a scrappy, entrepreneurial manner to accomplish tasks with tight time or budget constraints
Experience with metallic or composite manufacturing techniques, processes, equipment, and other processes such as machining, welding, tube bending, structural assembly, etc.
Understanding of test methods/setups and data acquisition systems
Experience generating, reading, and interpreting engineering drawings
Experience with Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
Experience in a team oriented environment
Must be able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Self-motivated, well organized with keen attention to detail
Ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work
Strong academic foundation coupled with hands-on experience
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.