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In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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Hawthorne, CA, US


SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018


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.




Create and monitor critical processes for composites used in F9 and Dragon, including primary structures, COPVs, adhesive joints, and piece parts

Develop new processes, materials, and required training for use in prepreg systems, resin filming, resin transfer molding, AFP/ATL, and other automated techniques

Develop processes to flow down to vehicle elements and subsystems

Participate in development of associated tests, specifications, plans, drawings, and other products required to support design, verification and certification

Lead material allowables development test programs

Manufacture of specimens

Transport of specimens

Material procurement

Test procurement

Cross-functional coordination between engineering and production disciplines



Bachelor’s degree in materials science, physics, chemical engineering or other engineering discipline

2+ years of hands-on experience working with structural/aerospace composites



Coursework in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or composite processing/manufacturing

Understanding of the fundamentals of composite processing and material development

Basic knowledge of composite structural analysis

Experience with ASTM standards for testing of composites

Synthetic chemistry experience, specifically organic resin synthesis and scale up

Computer aided design experience using NX, Catia, or other 3D modeling software

Possess and maintain awareness of state-of-the-art technology advancements in the field of composites

Able to rapidly work and learn with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large engineering teams

Able to work in highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with emphasizes in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities

Excellent communication skills



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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