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Manufacturing Engineer (Propulsion Components)

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

Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineer (Propulsion Components) 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. MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (PROPULSION COMPONENTS) The Propulsion Components team develops the most advanced spacecraft and launch vehicle components in the world. Our engineers serve as hardware experts for the flow control devices and mechanisms that drive the critical capabilities on our Dragon and Falcon vehicles - from engine throttling to attitude control. We design and build valves, regulators, and actuators for maximum reliability in extreme environments, with temperatures ranging from +900F to -400F and pressures beyond 10,000 psig. Component manufacturing engineers take full ownership over their hardware: urgently troubleshooting issues at test/launch sites, performing hands-on testing to inform development or root cause investigations, implementing design or test upgrades to improve reliability or reuse, and enabling valve production and certification. Falcon is approaching 10-flight reuse and its highest-ever launch rate in support of our Starlink satellite deployment, and Dragon has already completed a successful mission with crewed flight capabilities this year. We are seeking hands-on engineers to tackle open-ended failure investigations, rapidly implement design upgrades, perform flight-like testing to ensure mission success, and deliver components at an industry-leading rate without sacrificing quality or capability. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Own the production, assembly and testing of propulsion, environmental and thermal control system components for our Dragon or Falcon programs + Create assembly and test work instructions, as well as design fixtures and tooling to enable high rate production + Coordinate and collaborate with production resource areas and multi-disciplinary teams on component anomalies that arise during build and test + Work closely with design engineers, build and test technicians, internal machine shops and external vendors to make parts that are designed for manufacturability + Resolve and analyze manufacturing and test discrepancies, while interfacing with the quality team (resolving issues for design, fabrication, and assembly) + Support component level testing such as proof and leak, fluid flow and functional checkouts BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelors degree in engineering discipline or physics + 1+ years of experience manufacturing, building, testing, or troubleshooting hardware via professional work experience, project/research-based student experience, or a combination of both PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Masters degree or 1+ years of professional experience in mechanical or aerospace engineering + Experience with developing production processes, factory optimization, and manufacturing and machining methods + Hands-on experience trouble-shooting, building and testing hardware + Understanding of fundamental principals in fluid systems and solid mechanics + Experience with instrumentation, data acquisition, and data review ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Travel to vendors and other SpaceX sites as needed + Able to work flexible hours and occasional weekend support as needed 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 , Manufacturing Engineer (Propulsion Components), Other , Hawthorne, California

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