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SENSOR MECHANICAL TEST ENGINEER

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

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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SENSOR MECHANICAL TEST ENGINEER

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

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

Description

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.

SENSOR MECHANICAL TEST ENGINEER

The Sensor Development team designs, builds, and tests innovative sensing solutions that are critical to making life on Mars possible.  The Sensor Mechanical Test Engineer will work on this highly interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to create test systems for physical sensors, such as pressure transducers, thermocouples, accelerometers, heat flux sensors, and flow sensors.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop innovative test systems for physical sensors such as pressure transducers, thermocouples, accelerometers, heat flux sensors, flow sensors, etc.
  • Build analytical and finite element models to predict performance of test systems
  • Complete stress analysis of high pressure systems
  • Create 3D assemblies, production 2D drawings, and complete tolerance analysis for test systems
  • Complete failure analysis to ensure high safety standards are achieved
  • Interface with machine shops and engineering teams to ensure test system designs meet overall test goals

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering
  • Hands-on experience with sensors, such as pressure transducers, accelerometers, thermocouples, and RTDs
  • Hands-on experience using and designing high pressure static and/or dynamic test systems

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years of experience in the design of aerospace or automotive test systems
  • Exposure to high volume production testing systems
  • Experience with fatigue and thermal testing
  • Hands-on experience with shock tube testing
  • Experience with NX and TeamCenter

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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