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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


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.




Modify, repair, assemble and install complex structural parts within flight & non-flight assemblies

Drill, ream, countersink full-size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using a drill motor and hand-drills

Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required

Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners

Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation

Install bushings into housings using an arbor press and/or hydraulic puller

Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, c-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)



High school diploma or GED

Minimum of 2 years of structural assembly experience



Knowledge of large machining operations and/or precision assembly operations

Heat treating experience (artificial aging, solution heat treating and/or annealing)

Lifting & rigging experience / forklift operation

Able to generate charts, graphs, pivot tables, slicers and reports from a dataset and explain trends and anomalies

Experience utilizing different root cause analysis methods such as 5 why's, fishbone, and Pareto analysis

Able to perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions)

Able to read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications

Basic computer hardware competency, including connecting peripherals, network cables, printer configuration, wireless troubleshooting

Experience with drilling, reaming, honing and countersinking straight and close tolerance holes

Experience using various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools on structures materials

Able to adapt to constantly changing work assignments and fast paced work environment



Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. unassisted

Willing and able to work all required shift hours as well as overtime on normal business days, weekends, holidays etc. as necessary by the production schedule

Able to perform the following for long periods of time: standing, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, twisting, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position

Willing and able to tolerate loud noise levels, heat in order to perform the functions of this position

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