SpaceX is hiring a

Technical Writer – Launch Vehicle Subassembly

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.


Technical Writer – Launch Vehicle Subassembly



  • Here at SpaceX we are looking for a few incredible engineers to develop build and assembly sequences for our rockets and spacecraft - a mission critical task. The Technical Writer will own full scope of process documentation, from conceptualization and sequencing though detailed instruction, illustration, approval, release, and maintenance.



  • Create, revise, and maintain detailed fabrication and assembly instructions using PowerPoint, Word, and web-based work instruction software
  • Optimize order of operations and assembly sequence to minimize labor and maximize repeatability
  • Interpret manufacturing/assembly drawings and process documents to create accurate technician-level work instructions that fully conform to design specifications
  • Interact with engineering, subject matter experts, and shop personnel to ensure that work instructions are accurate, comprehensible, and efficient
  • Coordinate production requirements and engineering schedules to ensure drawings, parts, instructions, and tooling are delivered on time to the manufacturing floor for 100+ unique products
  • Produce solutions for special projects – technical training, graphic design, database coding, and workflow development


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering from ABET accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering project management experience


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Automotive or aerospace production process planning
  • Technical documentation and illustration
  • Mechanical design, CAD modeling, and GD&T
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and 3D CAD software
  • Database and excel coding (SQL, VBA)


Additional Requirements:

  • This is a hands-on position that requires one to be on their feet for up to 4+ hours a day
  • Will sometimes be working directly with the hardware on the floor and will have to be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as necessary


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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