SpaceX is hiring a

Tube Bender

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.


As a tube bender on the SpaceX precision tube fabrication team, you will be responsible for the successful fabrication of precision tube assemblies that support projects that make up Falcon 9, Fairing and Dragon Spacecraft as well as all SpaceX development projects, launch pad operations and engine testing.


  • Set-up and operate Rotary Draw bending machines while conforming to aerospace tolerances
  • Set-up and operate CNC tube cutting equipment


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of recent tube bending experience


  • 2+ years of experience tube bending aerospace parts
  • Experience working with close tolerances
  • Experience working with Inconel, titanium, aluminum and stainless steel
  • Experience with tube bending machines 


  • This is a 1st shift role working from 5:00 AM - 3:30 PM, overtime and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the 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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