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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.


As a Manufacturing Engineer at SpaceX you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge, experience, and creativity to develop novel solutions at the cutting edge of space technology.  You will work on launch vehicles and spacecraft that will deliver satellites into earth orbit, ferry humans to and from the international space station, and ultimately extend humanity’s reach beyond the earth and moon.  You will own the relationship between our development and production teams.  You will provide input into the design and development of new and existing hardware and take a lead role in manufacturing and integration on our current and next generation vehicles.


  • Lead the production, assembly and integration of the high mix, low quantity fastener line.
  • Resolve, analyze and solve manufacturing discrepancies, while interfacing with the quality team (resolving issues for design, fabrication, and assembly).
  • Aggressively drive and implement process improvements to reduce assembly hours and build cost.
  • Fully develop and implement future state production systems for all products.
  • Create capital/facility justifications for large projects and manage through implementation and runoff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, mechanical, or manufacturing engineering.
  • 1+ years of experience in industrial or complex manufacturing environment (or equivalent internship experience).
  • Experience with CNC lathe machines or in a fastener manufacturing facility.


  • Experience with complex parts utilizing multi-axis milling and turning technology.
  • Strong assembly and metal processing background, i.e. Heat-Treating, Thread-Rolling, Grinding, Cold-Forming.
  • Knowledge of mechanical testing, i.e. Tensile Testing, Shear Testing, Fatigue Testing.
  • CAD experience (NX & Teamcenter a plus).
  • Strong understanding of NC programming, CMM programming, PLC programming.
  • Experience with capacity modeling, process mapping and fault analysis.
  • Pareto analysis, root cause and corrective action experience.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) experience.


  • 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.



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