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Build Engineer, Thermal Protection Systems

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

Job Description:

Build Engineer, Thermal Protection Systems 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. BUILD ENGINEER, THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS SpaceX plans to revolutionize the launch market through use of reusable technology to drive down price and increase accessibility. Atmospheric reentry and the extreme environments associated are one of the top challenges of making a reusable spacecraft. The Build Engineer, Thermal Protection Systems will tackle some of the most vital systems to protect the spacecraft from reentry while allowing for rapid reuse and economical re-flight. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Work with responsible engineer to develop and manufacture new Thermal Protection Systems designs and hardware + Responsible for Thermal Protection Systems build schedule, execution and organization of required resources and equipment + Develop processes and build flows for new hardware and new + Travel to remote SpaceX sites to integrate new hardware and designs on flight vehicles + Create models and drawings for hardware and assemblies including tooling and flight designs + Interface with build resources including external and internal shops and technicians to get hardware built BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + Bachelors degree in engineering PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: + Experience with sheet metal fabrication or fabrication methods and welding + Familiarity or experience with bonding + Experience using NX (Unigraphics) + A demonstrated ability to read and generate drawings + Familiarity with thermal protection materials and processes + Hands on experience with machining, sheet metal work, welding or composites + Basic thermal and structural physics understanding ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary + Willingness to travel to launch and recovery sites for on vehicle work 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 , Build Engineer, Thermal Protection Systems, Other , Hawthorne, California

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