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.



General day-to day preparation, programming, operation, maintenance, and care for air and vacuum furnaces
Simple robot and turntable programming and operation
Machining of samples and fixtures using machine shop equipment including lathes, mills, drill presses, shears, saws, etc.
Maintenance and use of precision calibrated tools including micrometers, calipers, etc.
Detailed documentation of testing parameters, equipment setup, and other possible variables
General lab upkeep including cleaning, organization, inventory management, etc.
General machine shop equipment maintenance/upkeep
Expediting samples across the SpaceX campus between engineers, testing labs, etc.

Associate’s degree in engineering, math, or science, or 1 of one of the following:
3 years of robot operation/programming experience
3 years of programming/operating air and vacuum furnace equipment

Ability to multitask and rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a fast-paced, challenging, work environment
Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Atlassian JIRA, and work order systems
Brazing experience
Experience using various types of hand tools and/or power tools
Advanced robot and turntable programming
Experience programming FANUC robots
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills

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

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.

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.

Hawthorne, CA, United States