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SpaceX // design, manufacture & launch of advanced rockets & spacecraft
 
Product, Full Time    Redmond, WA, United States    Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
 
   
 
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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.

APPRENTICE STARLINK PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation, is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world. We are looking for talented technicians to help full-scale production of the Starlink satellites.

The success of Starlink depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, & security of the products that you deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; & if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mechanical/electrical assembly of satellite components, subassemblies, & integration of final vehicle assemblies 
  • Mechanical/electrical assembly of PCB assemblies into product chassis
  • Build small electrical sub-assemblies
  • Build-up battery cell modules
  • Build solar modules & solar arrays
  • Wire harnessing
  • Solder & desolder through-hole & SMT components
  • Support conformal coat, masking, epoxy application & coating
  • Run functional testing of built hardware, including setup, instrumentation, test execution, & teardown
  • Operate complex automated equipment, including troubleshooting & maintenance
  • Support the development of prototype test capabilities for spacecraft component development & life tests
  • Assist in the identification, installation & implementation of test equipment, instrumentation & data acquisition systems
  • Ensure lab equipment is maintained & calibrated, track calibration schedules
  • Responsible for some preventative maintenance activities on test equipment & data acquisition systems
  • Identify test equipment requirements for planned tests, maintain test consumables inventory, & develop test procedures & processes accordingly
  • Perform test setups as needed to support developments across several test regimes - thermal, shock, thermal vacuum, vibration
  • Manage schedule priorities & independently executing work to meet company deliverables

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school degree or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of hands on work experience

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of experience in electro-mechanical assembly, integration or mechanical assembly experience
  • Associate degree
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret & work from drawings, controlled documentation & processes such as: layout drawings, mechanical drawings, assembly procedures/work instructions; schematics, engineering drawings, & parts list
  • Able to proficiently use a PC, Microsoft Windows, & Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills
  • Experience working in an electro-mechanical manufacturing company, a precision manufacturing company, or high-volume manufacturing company
  • Experience with electrical wiring
  • IPC and/or J-STD certification
  • Electro-mechanical assembly & prototype development experience
  • Experience setting up & running tests & experiments
  • Soldering experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willing to work all shifts, overtime & weekends as needed. Estimated shift times 1st shift: 5 AM - 3:30 PM; 2nd shift: 3:30 PM - 2 AM
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up & down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, & stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence & qualifications & 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 SpaceXs Affirmative Action Plan for veterans & 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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