SpaceX is hiring a

Composites Integration Technician (Interstage) - 2nd shift

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.



  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Work closely with engineering to build spacecraft using work instruction and three dimensional drawings.
  • Be able to install spacecraft hardware in a highly detailed and quality manner which includes:

                       Installation of Harnessing
                       Installation of Thermal Protection Fluid Systems
                       Installation of Thermal Protective Spacecraft Skin
                       Installation of Cargo System
                       Installation of Avionics boxes
                       Installation of International Space Station Mating System
                       Installation of Propulsion fluid and engine systems

  • Meet demanding schedule deadlines in a high quality manner.
  • Report problems and work with quality.
  • Using computer to record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use of email (MS Outlook).
  • Work in a clean room environment.
  • Comply with ESD standards.
  • Comply with FOD sensitive areas and parts.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of Avionics experience.


  • Associates Degree is desired in a technical field.
  • 3 years of wire harness experience.
  • A & P certification.
  • Spacecraft hardware experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience.
  • NASA-STD-8739.3 certification preferred (Currently or previously held).
  • NASA-STD-8739.4 certification preferred. (Currently or previously held).
  • Experience preferred in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.
  • Clean Room experience is preferred.
  • 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 lists. MECHANICAL ASSEMBLIES:mechanical drawings and parts lists.
  • Demonstrated experience fabricating harness and electro-mechanical assemblies and prototype development.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production.
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software such as ERP or other related programs.


  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Willing to travel for short and extended trips as needed. Up to 5% travel. 
  • 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.


  • 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.

Other jobs at SpaceX