SpaceX is hiring a

Structures Technician (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.

Structures Technician (Octaweb-2nd Shift)

  • Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of complex structural parts on the rocket and spacecraft.
  • Drill, ream, countersink full-size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor.
  • Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required.
  • Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners.
  • Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation.
  • Install bushings into housings using arbor press and/or hydraulic puller.
  • Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner).

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of structural assembly experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company is a plus.
  • High-volume manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Must have experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Must have experience with drilling, reaming, hone and countersinking straight and close tolerance holes.
  • Must have experience using various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools on structures materials.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be open to work all second 2nd shift hours.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to work significant overtime and weekends when 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.