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Composites Integration Technician

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: June 12, 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.


The composites production team is looking for talented individuals to join the team! As an integration technician, you will be responsible for delivering an assembled composite structure. The task requires both avionics and mechanical integration skills, working with electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.


  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Work closely with engineering to build spacecraft using work instruction and three dimensional drawings.
  • Install spacecraft hardware in a highly detailed and quality manner which includes:
  • Install harnessing.
  • Install thermal protection fluid systems.
  • Install thermal protective spacecraft skins.
  • Install cargo systems.
  • Install avionics boxes.
  • Install International Space Station mating systems.
  • Install propulsion fluid and engine systems.

  • Meet demanding schedule deadlines in a high quality manner.
  • Report problems and work with quality.
  • Use a computer to record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use of email (MS Outlook).
  • Work in a clean room environment.
  • Comply with ESD standards.
  • Comply with FOD sensitive areas and parts.
  • Assist composites structure team with installation, repairs and other duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • 2+ years of experience with at least one of the following trades:
  • Structures assembly.
  • Propulsion hardware assembly/test/installation.
  • Avionics hardware assembly/test/installation.
  • Automotive repair/maintenance.


  • Experience in the aerospace industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment.
  • FAA Airframe and PowerPlant license.
  • Experience in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices, mechanical and electrical systems, and propulsion engines.
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity.
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports.
  • NASA-STD-8739.3 certification (currently or previously held).
  • NASA-STD-8739.4 certification (currently or previously held).
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production.
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office.
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment.


  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Able to climb ladders and be comfortable working in tight spaces.
  • Willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Able to work all shift hours, overtime and weekends as needed; approximate hours are 1st shift: 5 AM - 3:30 PM, 2nd shift: 3:30 PM - 2:00 AM.


  • 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.

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 SpaceX's 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: Space Exploration Technologies, Hawthorne , Composites Integration Technician, Other , Hawthorne, California

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