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 DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (DRAGON 2 MECHANISMS)
Work on the world’s most advanced manned spacecraft along with a brilliant and passionate team of engineers, who are tackling difficult problems and pushing the boundaries of rocketry.
- Lead the production, assembly and testing of systems and subassemblies for the Dragon vehicle.
- Create and maintain build schedules that list all discrete fabrication, assembly, and test tasks. Ensure that all components are fabricated, assembled, and/or purchased to facilitate the build schedules.
- 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, workmanship and functional checkouts.
- Develop production procedures/processes and manage the transition of components and assemblies from development to production.
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
- 1+ years of professional or internship experience with design and development of mechanical assemblies.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in an engineering discipline.
- Solid understanding and application of GD&T.
- Hands-on project experience with complex mechanical systems, preferably as a lead.
- Experience with the design and production of mechanisms.
- Self-motivated with strong organizational and written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work long hours and weekends as necessary.
- 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.
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