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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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McGregor, TX, US


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


The Test Equipment Engineer designs, builds and operates facilities in support of engine, component, structural, and developmental testing at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility. Join the team as a Mechanical Engineer and take ownership of systems and hardware used to prove out the next generation of American rockets.


  • Engineering, design, analysis, material/component selection and procurement, construction, activation, and maintenance of test stands, tooling, and supporting infrastructure
  • Provide support and direction to technicians during construction, activation, and maintenance of stands and equipment
  • Support testing campaigns by operating ground propellant systems, reviewing data for system health, and modifying equipment or procedures as necessary
  • Develop novel ways to streamline site-wide processes and increase the reliability and efficiency of testing operations
  • Perform any additional tasks that ensure efficient and effective testing, as required
  • It is sometimes necessary to perform hands-on work in all environments (heat, cold, rain), occasionally in tight quarters or at heights


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or other engineering discipline


  • Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 3 years of relevant experience in an industrial setting
  • Fundamental understanding, intuition, and aptitude of fluid and/or structural design and analysis
  • Creative ability to imagine and design from scratch, while retaining low cost, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability
  • Experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role
  • Good response to challenges posed by short deadlines
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment
  • Acute attention to detail, ability to see interactions with other systems to avoid problems
  • Intermediate skill level using Windows Operating Systems
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office
  • Intermediate skill level using CAD (NX a plus)
  • Experience with high pressure and cryogenic fluid systems and components
  • Experience producing drawings for welders and machine shop fabrication
  • Machining, welding, other fabrication techniques, and general hands-on experience
  • Experience in FEA or CFD modeling and analysis, with ability to verify by simplified hand calculations
  • Piping and pressure vessel design experience per ASME code, work with flanges, gaskets, fasteners
  • Instrumentation, testing, data review and analysis, verification against a model


  • Flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying lightweight such as materials or equipment; must lift up to 30 pounds unassisted
  • Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments- heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends, which varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required

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