SpaceX is hiring a

Launch Technician, Instrumentation - Temporary Position


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.



  • Install and terminate wiring to pad instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Install connectors, connector pins, terminals and lugs
  • Perform continuity checks, locate and correct wiring errors using measuring instruments such as ohmmeters and voltage calibrators
  • Perform work in support of fellow technicians and engineering employees using shop assembly equipment and hand tools
  • Collaborate with design engineers to troubleshoot failures and issues derived from test data


This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.

  • LENGTH OF POSITION: 6 months
  • LOCATION: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • SHIFT: First


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Professional experience working with instrumentation such as transducers, accelerometers, and thermocouples


  • Experience with ISO 9000 standards
  • 2+ years of professional, hands-on experience working with launch site instrumentation
  • Previous SpaceX launch site work experience
  • Professional experience working in a clean room
  • Previous experience with surface-mount technology
  • Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Aptitude for learning basic direct current electrical theory
  • Ability to work with design engineers to develop and document various set-up procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to work any shift required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-stress, team environment
  • Ability to lift heavy objects is required (35 lbs)
  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Ability to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Ability to work in small spaces as flight hardware is typically built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required


  • 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 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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