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.
This position has significant technical responsibility requiring Metrology knowledge to calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment at SpaceX. This position acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new calibration requests, uses metrology expertise to contribute in development of new techniques, and works on complex projects where independent action and high degree of initiative are required in resolving problems and developing recommendations.
- Calibrate, inspect, measure, and test equipment (IM&TE) in one or more of the following disciplines – acoustical, chemical, dimensional, DC/low frequency, RF/microwave, fluid, mechanical, optical, thermodynamics, and time & frequency, in order to ensure compliance with published specifications.
- Maintain primary and/or intrinsic calibration standards.
- Perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of precision equipment.
- Develop calibration procedures and methods, according to detailed specifications, blueprints, drawings, and other technical requirements.
- Collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data gathered during calibration.
- Analyze measurement data for identifying abnormalities, trends and/or predicting future values.
- Identify IM&TE out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc.
- Identify and correct measurement errors, as applicable.
- Prepare calibration reports and certificates.
- Develop, implement, and maintain the calibration laboratory's quality systems per published standards and guidelines
- Minimum five years of calibration experience.
- Minimum AA degree OR completed formal PMEL training.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Associate degree in business or technical discipline.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing.
- Three years of experience in a fast paced office environment.
- Knowledge of Quality Management systems (ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540).
- Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to perform general math and algebra functions, basic statistics and basic trigonometry functions.
- Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and work long hours as required.
- Must be able to travel once per quarter to supporting metrology sites.
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.
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