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Recovery Engineer, Droneship Operations

Company: SpaceX
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Recovery Engineer, Droneship Operations at SpaceX Hawthorne, CA, 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. RECOVERY ENGINEER, DRONESHIP OPERATIONS SpaceX operates the worlds first automated unmanned vessel certified to land orbital class vehicles. The SpaceX recovery team has the awesome mission of ensuring SpaceXs vehicles are successfully landed, recovered, and returned for subsequent flights. SpaceX recovery engineers are responsible for the operation of SpaceXs fleet of droneships, astronaut recovery vessels, and fairing recovery vessels. Recovering and re-flying rockets is historic and has changed the rocket industry for the future. You could be a part of that team. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Assume operational engineering duties for SpaceXs droneship + Help lead a team of engineers and technicians performing offshore landing operations + Perform mechanical, electrical, and fluid system troubleshooting, upgrades, and shore side system maintenance on droneship hardware + Manage critical recovery hardware used for processing flown vehicles across multiple vessels and programs + Identify areas of operational improvement & work with design teams to develop and implement innovative new solutions + Develop work instructions to support ongoing operations, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades + Support other recovery operations as needed, including fairing, Crew Dragon, Cargo Dragon, and Starship programs BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelor's degree in mechanical, aerospace, naval, marine, or systems engineering + 3+ years of experience building, maintaining, and modifying complex mechanical hardware PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Experience troubleshooting and maintaining fluid systems and associated control hardware + Experience operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining large complex mechanical systems + Testing experience including setting test objectives, writing test plans, and executing hands-on testing + Experience operating and troubleshooting remote-operated ground control systems + Experience with critical operations where real-time decision making affected success criteria + Ability to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers + Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment + Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail + Detail oriented, organized, and demonstrate a high sense of urgency ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Willing to work offshore for extended duration without access to emergency services normally available on shore + Ability to support offshore operations averaging 7 or more days offshore per month + Ability to climb ladders and work in tight/confined spaces + Willing to work with hazardous materials + Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings, climbing hand over hand, and lifting 25 lbs. + Willing to work in extreme outdoor environments heat, cold, rain, wind, open ocean + Willing to travel + Ability to operate heavy machinery + Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg + Ability to pass offshore physical fitness testing if required + Position is subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing ITAR REQUIREMENTS: + 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 (mddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc/_kb/_article/_page&sys/_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) . 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 SpaceXs 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.

Keywords: SpaceX, Hawthorne , Recovery Engineer, Droneship Operations, Other , Hawthorne, California

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