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.
• As a quality inspector you will be responsible for being the last line of defense in assuring mission success. You will perform in-process inspections and verify that all key performance and design characteristics are met or exceeded during test preparation and Acceptance Testing. You will be working hands on with the most cutting edge rocket technology currently available and will be part of history.
• Perform receiving, in process, and final inspection on Structures and Propulsion major subassemblies, including mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic parts, components, and sub-assemblies
• Inspect, verify, and proactively support Structures and Propulsion development and acceptance testing; assuring adherence to design, specification, and testing requirements
• Document production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and process as required
• Assist with the specification, purchase, and maintenance of calibrated measuring and test equipment
• Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to the site and other SpaceX locations i.e. Launch Site, Production, and Manufacturing.
• Process non-conforming product
• Routinely observe technical operations and offer guidance and/or serve as an additional technical resource
• Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
• High School Diploma
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in an aerospace environment required
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Airframe and Powerplant License
• Knowledge of Quality Assurance principles, methods, and processes
• Knowledge of Avionics and electrical systems is preferred
• Knowledge of Aerospace Propulsion and Principles is preferred
• Knowledge of Aerospace Structures is a plus
• Knowledge of GSE Systems and general associated equipment is a plus
• Preference will be given to qualified local candidates
• Strong knowledge and experience in Aerospace Standards and its general practices
• Intermediate skill level with Windows operating systems
• Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
• Ability to work at elevated heights
• Physical effort including standing, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 50 lbs.)
• Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
• Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
• Must be available to work overtime and weekends
• 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.