SpaceX is hiring a

Precision Cleaning Technician

Hawthorne, United States

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.

Propulsion Technician – Precision Clean Line


The Propulsion - Cleaning Technician duties shall include disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of rocket, spacecraft and tooling components which shall include general cleaning, possibly using ultrasonic cleaning and/or passivation tanks.  


  • General purpose cleaning will also be required on metals (ferrous and nonferrous) for the removal of all contamination such as oxides, grease, oil, scale and corrosion.
  • Other cleaning methods such as abrasive cleaning and blasting with air, mechanical and liquids on metal and nonmetal components will be required.
  • Under minimal supervision, performs all cleaning duties to all SpaceX specs.
  • Instructing trainees, directing and laying out work orders for technicians and other personnel as necessary.
  • Keeping log and recording data as necessary.
  • Performing work and maintaining work area in a neat, orderly, and safe manner. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience using basic mechanical and/or electronics hand tools in an high production environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • A&P license preferred
  • Experience with precision cleaning in an aerospace environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

ITAR Requirements:

  • 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.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and 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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