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Technical Writer

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

Job Description:

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.



  • Interact with engineers, subject matter experts, and production personnel to create and edit assembly and test work instructions or specifications
  • Interpret engineering documentation to create accurate technician-oriented work instructions and process documents that fully meet design intent
  • Incorporate redlines from engineering and production into existing documents and web-based instructions
  • Maximize process and instruction efficiency and reduce the probability of technician error
  • Creatively overhaul and re-design any project or workflow to optimize comprehension, while meeting requirements
  • Develop advanced tools to improve production and tech writer interfaces, to optimize content delivery and limit manual content maintenance (through implementing single source publishing or automation solutions within the internal work instruction and documentation applications)
  • Creatively produce solutions for special projects: technical, training, graphic design, web content design, or workflow development
  • Assist with the standardization of content owned by avionics technical writing team.
  • Take ownership of the process of instruction creation and movement, pulling resources from responsible parties in engineering and production, to create accurate and comprehensible content in a web-based environment and in Microsoft Word
  • Work with documents within version control software and documentation release systems in order to preserve and manage content integrity and configuration
  • Ability to work under deadlines and to deliver in the midst of changes in project direction


  • Bachelors degree or 4+ years of experience in the technical writing or planning field
  • 2+ years of experience in planning or technical writing


  • Demonstrated ability to convey technical concepts in various formats for different audience needs
  • Familiarity with single-source publishing and content management software
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse co-workers and personalities in engineering, production, and management; to have insight into their changing needs
  • Ability to quickly learn, absorb, and apply technical content to further develop understanding of electronics assembly and/or test processes
  • Technical writing experience in automotive or aviation industries
  • Familiarity with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Capacity to read and understand technical drawings and schematics
  • Strong analytical, project management, computer, communication, and writing skills (typing, spelling, grammar)
  • Experience with creation and editing of 2D and 3D graphics, both raster- and vector-based
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with electronics
  • Experience converting engineering instructions and information into content intended for a variety of audiences and ability levels
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (especially: Word)


  • Must be willing to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed


  • 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

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 , Technical Writer, Other , Hawthorne, California

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