MATERIALS TECHNICIAN- MECHANICAL TEST at SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA, US
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 TECHNICIAN – MECHANICAL TEST

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform preparation, operation, maintenance, and care for mechanical testing and test frames
Perform work and provide results for various mechanical tests including tensile, compression, fatigue, and impact tests at cryogenic, room, and elevated temperatures
Use of mechanical testing software, data collection, and data report generation
Expedite samples across the SpaceX campus between engineers and testing labs
Detailed documentation of testing parameters, equipment setup, and other possible variables
Maintain and use precision calibrated tools including micrometers, calipers, etc.
Working with engineering to execute testing
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2+ years of experience working in a mechanical testing laboratory
Associate’s degree in engineering, math, or science, or three years of professional experience in a materials testing/evaluation focused role within the aerospace industry
PREFFERED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Ability to multitask and rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Atlassian JIRA, and work order systems
Knowledge of tensile test setup and test frames
Understanding of tensile, fatigue, impact, and fracture testing
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
Experience using various types of hand tools and/or power tools
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Able to work off-shifts and available for overtime and weekends if needed with minimal notice
Able to wear appropriate PPE for mechanical testing and machine shop environment
Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. unassisted
Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are required to perform the functions of this position
ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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.

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JOB LOCATION
Hawthorne, CA, United States