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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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Hawthorne, CA, US


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


 Our rapid growth has created opportunities for Test Specialists to join our Production and Test group, supporting testing of materials for our Dragon spacecraft and launch vehicles. The Production and Test group operates a fully equipped testing laboratory utilizing custom test stands and test fixtures. Test Specialists are responsible for executing and recording results of test procedures developed by SpaceX. Depending on experience and capability, Test Specialist will have an opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks.




Work with design engineers to develop and document test procedures.

Perform tests according to procedure.

Maintain database of test results.

Design fixtures and adapters needed to perform tests.

Provide Test Technician support for Production Test group.

Setup and checkout of test hardware and instrumentation.

Execute and run tests (static, pressure proof, leak, thermal, etc.) per test plan and document results.



High school diploma or GED.

1 year of experience with hand tools.

1 year of experience running tests.



Experience with actuators and plumbing (Hydraulic/Pneumatic – both set up and operation of these systems).

Experience with pressure systems cryogenic (gaseous and liquid).

Experience with hydrostatic systems.

Experience working with electrical components and/or systems.

Experience assembling electrical connectors.

Experience of strain gage installation

Experience running tests with Labview is a plus.



Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted.

Must be willing to travel up to 5%.

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

Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed.

Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.

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