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Hawthorne, CA 90250

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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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Cape Canaveral, FL, 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.






Build and maintain some of the most advanced structures and machines in the world

Determine methods and sequence of operations working from tool design drawings

Lay-out, fabricate, and assemble a variety of standard and non-standard major jigs, fixtures, tool masters, master tooling gauges and related tooling that involve compound angles and complex contours

Develop and design holding devices and jig and fixture details

Suggest changes in tooling design involving practicability, economy and process of manufacture to proper personnel

Make determinations regarding fabrication and design of detail parts such as fittings, stops, locating pins and mechanical operation of jigs, and submit them to proper personnel for approval 

Use complex tool design drawings and complex engineering blueprints with proficiency

Utilize model-based metrology and design software as applicable per design requirements

Operate various types of machine shop equipment (manual/CNC) to complete assignments as required



2+ years of experience in precision mechanical construction

2+ years of experience in tool design with model-based software

1+ years of experience building jigs and other similar fixtures



Associate’s degree in a technical discipline

5+ years of experience with model-based 3D metrology software with an understanding of how to create reference systems

Basic conventional machining skills (lathe & mill)

CNC machining skills

Portable machining skills (boring bars and milling)

Previous experience interpreting complex blueprints including the ability to identify and understand specifications, and thorough understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite

Self-direction and capable of working with minimal supervision



Ability to pass Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Station background checks

Must be available to work all required shift hours and be available to work overtime, and weekends, as needed

Must be willing to travel to our launch sites in Florida, California and Texas

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.