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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.



  • Manage the build and delivery of production and R&D tooling
  • Work with tool designers to optimize manufacturability
  • Interpret technical documents (2D drawings) from engineering and manufacturing, and envision potential sequence and methods of manufacture
  • Create, revise, and maintain planning documents to produce parts and components which conform to design configuration and specifications
  • Create cost estimates for requested parts, and submit for approval
  • Provide project management guidance and expertise to ensure work plan execution for both internal and outsourced builds, beginning from releasing work orders through delivery to customer
  • Create plans to meet departmental metrics of 100% right first time, and 95% on-time delivery to customer
  • Request raw materials and hardware from purchasing directly from blue prints as applicable. Work with purchasing to release purchase orders for outside services and fully outsourced work
  • Interface with engineering, quality, manufacturing and procurement in resolving any hold factors inhibiting the release of plans and completion of parts
  • Work with shop personnel to ensure work instructions are accurate, and resolve discrepancies arising from incorrect paperwork or other related problems
  • Work with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and quality of outsourced parts
  • Provide weekly updates to management on delivery timelines, work load and task assignments


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of project management/planning experience in a tool manufacturing environment


  • Experience with complex parts utilizing multi-axis milling technology
  • Experience with assembly and metal processing, i.e. heat-treating, thread-rolling, grinding, cold-forming
  • Experience with NC programming, CMM programming, PLC programming
  • Experience with CAD 3D modeling and 2D drafting
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) in NX or other similar software packages
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in a dynamic automotive or aviation manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work under deadlines, in a high paced work environment
  • Ability to quickly learn and absorb technical content
  • Strong prioritization skills, and, analytical, computer, and written skills


  • 50 hour work weeks are typical, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment, under possible extended work hours


  • 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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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.