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SpaceX // design, manufacture & launch of advanced rockets & spacecraft
 
Engineering, Full Time    Hawthorne, CA or Redmond, WA    Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 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.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER (STARLINK AVIATION)

Starlink is Spacexs ambitious program to bring high quality internet to the globe by building a constellation of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit (LEO) which we launched on our Falcon 9 reusable rockets earlier this year. The Starlink Aviation team is developing mobility antennas for aircraft that will connect to the Starlink constellation & provide an amazing customer experience in flight. As a mechanical engineer, you will spearhead the design of numerous structures, assemblies & components. You will personally own high impact projects & drive them from concept to completion on a time scale measured in months, not years.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design & certify mechanical & structural systems for RF antenna on aircraft

  • Utilize the full spectrum of the design, analysis, test, & manufacturing tools to create efficient structures & components.
  • Ownership of product delivery timeline through conception, design, assembly & launch.
  • Develop test plans for parts through development, qualification, certification & acceptance testing.
  • Solve complex, open-ended problems with an emphasis on speed of execution & efficiency.
  • Coordinate with internal SpaceX resources & external vendors & maintain a project schedule & budget.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related technical discipline.
  • Experience with CAD & FEA software packages.
  • 1+ years of experience with mechanical/electromechanical design & analysis. (Internship experience qualifies.)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in mechanical design & analysis in a schedule-driven aerospace environment.
  • 2+ years of hands-on project experience with complex mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis & failure modes of complex mechanical systems.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, written, & oral communication skills.
  • Masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline.
  • Solid understanding & application of GD&T.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work long hours & weekends as necessary.

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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