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Propulsion Technician (Dragon Spacecraft)

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

Job Description:

Propulsion Technician (Dragon Spacecraft) 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. PROPULSION TECHNICIAN (DRAGON SPACECRAFT) The propulsion technician is responsible for assembly and testing of rocket/engine hardware. This is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to work on different systems, the ability to troubleshoot anomalies, and can work autonomously to defined schedules while keeping safety and quality at the forefront of everything that is done. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Clean tools, valves, regulators etc. + Maintain a professional and neat work area + Stage, install, set-up, test and de-stage production, repair and overhaul engines + Troubleshoot engines and cell systems + Operate test cell instrumentation and uses computer network systems, as well as test units as described in the test instruction + Accept or reject test units based on calculated test data and results + Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + High school diploma or equivalency certificate + 1+ years of experience working in a manufacturing, automotive, or aerospace environment PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + 3+ years of hands-on experience working on automotive, aircraft or rocket engines + Experience staging, installing, removing and de-staging propulsion engines + A&P license + Professional mechanical and/or fluids experience + Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; and/or propulsion engines + Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills + The ability to work independently or as part of a team and meet aggressive schedules + Experience operating and understanding readouts on standard cell instrumentation: CRT screens, daytronics and vibration analyzer ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + This is a 1st shift role working from 5:00 AM - 3:30 PM, overtime and weekends as needed + Able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted + Able to stand for extended periods 8 hours min + Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces 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 , Propulsion Technician (Dragon Spacecraft), Other , Hawthorne, California

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