SpaceX is hiring a

Production Supervisor (F9 Booster Integration)

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.

Production Supervisor (Falcon 9 Rocket 1st Stage Integration)


The Falcon 9 rocket 1st stage production supervisor is responsible for overseeing up to 30 technicians and activities of key assembly and/or service work centers. They will have a combination of lean project management, manufacturing engineering, and leadership experience. This is a dynamic position that requires the ability to monitor and create actions for key department metrics while managing production schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating them to key stakeholders.

The production supervisor will lead several complex, multi-disciplinary production teams and projects, and will be required to dive into the unique engineering challenges we face daily in building rocket hardware.


  • Supervise shop floor activity, including daily schedules and workflow
  • Resolve nonconformance issues including documentation of associated rework
  • Lead and manage a staff of technicians
  • Review work instructions and making change recommendations when needed
  • Assess & vet the appropriate skillset needed
  • Identifying and set-up of training programs
  • Develop reporting procedures and systems such as dashboard status
  • Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff
  • Accomplish production results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job results
  • Maintain work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting processing variables, observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources, studying methods
  • Develop and implement cost reductions processes and efficiency improvement measures
  • Facilitate corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Production risk identification and mitigation
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications
  • Maintain tooling and consumable supply inventory
  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes


  • Minimum of 6 years in aerospace/aviation (airframe, launch vehicle, or military)
  • Minimum of 2 years of management in a manufacturing production environment


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production desirable
  • Safety training and/or safety certifications desirable
  • At least 3 years in high volume manufacturing sector
  • Experience with orbital tube welding equipment and processes
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret and follow:

Schematics: engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts list              

Cable Harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts list              

Mechanical Assemblies: mechanical drawings and parts lists

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • At least 1 year of experience monitoring, tracking, and continually improving total cost equation
  • At least 1 year of experience with applying lean manufacturing principles and efficiency methods


  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed. Up to 20% travel.
  • Must be available for all shifts, extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.


  • 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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