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Technical Trainer (Avionics Integration)

Hawthorne, United States
SpaceX believes of a future where humanity explores 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.


A Technical Trainer believes that education and knowledge are power, but a SpaceX Technical Trainer combines that belief with a strong sense of urgency, creativity, and resourcefulness and loves opportunities for hands-on application. The ideal candidate brings applicable industry experience to the table and is armed with strong communication skills and innovative problem-solving abilities.

  • Train and certify production integration teams in applicable aspects of IPC-A-620 w/spacecraft addendum and J-STD-001 for integration environments
  • Create course materials, such as Powerpoints, student handouts, and tests for instructor-led programs with student assessments
  • Lead training modules (classroom and online) for production personnel on a variety of technical topics
  • Support assessment of training effectiveness and personnel competence through surveys, communication with stakeholders, liaison with stakeholders, review of quality/productivity metrics in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Support development and update of process specifications and research on new technologies as a subject matter expert.
  • • Special assignments. (e.g. leading vehicle or process modifications in the field)
  • • Engage production management, engineering, quality and subject matter experts to gather required technical information on complex manufacturing processes and technologies
  • • Monitor human error trends as a result of training to assess training impacts and provide solutions to demonstrate a downward trend
  • IPC J-STD-001 Certified Trainer
  • IPC-A-620 w/Spacecraft Addendum Certified Trainer
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in an electronics manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of training experience within an electronics manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with electronics manufacturing processes (e.g. soldering, harness build/rework, harness routing and integration
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Experience with video editing and online training module development
  • Skills to independently analyze, review, and research manufacturing processes and applicable standards
  • Excellent oral and written training/communication skills
  • Proficiency with the development of training programs and materials, including student assessments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013 or later
  • Demonstrated experience as a team-oriented self-starter, eager to meet and exceed objectives, with the ability to handle a multi-project environment
  • Ability to read engineering drawings, including PCBA drawings and electrical schematics

  • Position may require extended work hours and weekend work
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and 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.

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