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INTEGRATION ENGINEER, STARLINK GROUND OPERATIONS
The vehicle integration engineer interacts with almost every part and system on the vehicle. Their primary responsibility is the build, installation, and testing of both components and system-level hardware on the vehicle. Vehicle integration engineers work hand-in-hand with technicians and other groups to bring the vehicle from just a primary structure to fully functioning spaceflight-worthy vehicle.
- Write technician work instructions for vehicle integration work orders
- Work between disciplines in engineering design groups to distil requirements into satellite integration processes and procedures
- Design high-level vehicle integration architecture including build flow and test concept of operations
- Develop and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned
- Identify, document, and disposition discrepancies found during build/test
- Manage work orders and the driving of non-conformances into actionable items and system improvements
- Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow
- Evaluate non-conformances to determine root cause and create actionable items and system improvements
- Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering or other engineering discipline
- 1+ years of hands on experience with mechanical/structural/fluid/electrical systems, flight hardware or test operations; experience may be with extracurricular activities or internships
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- 3+ years of hands on experience with mechanical/structural/fluid/electrical systems, flight hardware or test operations
- Experience with integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems
- Documentation and configuration management experience
- Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment and rationale
- Experience in a production environment
- Demonstrated engineering intuition, critical thinking, comfort with ambiguity
- Experience using the following software: Siemens NX, Python, MATLAB, NI LabVIEW
- Scripting or general programming expertise in any language (MATLAB, Python, C, etc.)
- Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
- Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 25 lbs unassisted
- Schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required
- Must be willing to travel up to 25%. Position is based in Redmond, WA, however work at other SpaceX facilities for extended periods for similar work may be required
- Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
- 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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