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.

MANAGER, HIGH POWER ELECTRICAL

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction as required to ensure all launch critical ground support equipment and systems are in correct launch configuration and in the best possible condition to minimize the possibility of a launch scrub
  • Lead a team of engineers to provide support for the design, operation, material/component selection and procurement, construction, activation, and maintenance of electrical power distribution systems, and supporting infrastructure
  • Communicate with electrical utilities personnel for design/engineering and maintenance to provide support and direction to electricians and technicians during construction, activation, and maintenance of power distribution, motor control centers, test stands and equipment
  • Support testing campaigns by monitoring and reviewing critical issue tickets, responding in a timely fashion to troubleshoot and remedy electrical equipment
  • Work in a team environment with other engineering disciplines to provide detailed electrical design and specification for the installation of new equipment and systems. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Electrical power distribution systems
    • Switchgear and motor control centers
    • Exterior and interior lighting
    • Ground support system controls and ladder logic
    • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units
    • Standby and emergency generators
    • Automatic transfer switches
    • Power monitoring hardware and software
    • Data/phone distribution and wiring
    • Building and site grounding systems
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Provide electrical engineering support to electrical technicians  in troubleshooting existing electrical equipment and controllers
  • Provide engineering support for the design, operation, and troubleshooting of all the facility electrical components and systems for our launch facility, including:
    • Load flow analysis of electrical power distribution systems
    • Electrical equipment evaluation
    • Building and facility equipment grounding
    • Power monitoring hardware and software
  • Ensure that all equipment interfaces properly with other mechanical and electrical systems, including ensuring compatibility with facility power budgets
  • Coordinate all electrical installations and maintenance activities  with local KSC and CCAFS electrical utilities personnel
  • Ensure all electrical designs and installations confirm to applicable codes and regulations
  • Provide code review and analysis utilizing NFPA 70E, NFPA 70 NEC, NFPA 497, NFPA 101, Vol 5 & 6 AFSPCMAN 91-710, and IBC

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSE) degree
  • 5+ years of experience providing leadership and guidance to electrical engineers

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years working experience as an electrical engineer in the Aerospace or similar Industry
  • Experienced with the design, troubling shooting, and preventive maintenance with single-fault tolerant power distribution systems, double-ended switchgear with auto-throw over, UPS's 
  • Experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Industrial Pumps
  • Previous experience working as an electrician
  • Experience with medium voltage distribution
  • Experience with control panel design and production
  • Working knowledge of power coordination and Arc Flash
  • Industrial background
  • Good team-working skills
  • Able to work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • High level of self-motivation, with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize and schedule workload
  • Excellent communication skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Ability to perform hands-on work in all environments (heat, cold, rain), in tight quarters, or at heights
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to remain focused while working in hazardous environments and while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment, under possible extended work hours
  • Ability to pass Cape Canaveral Air Force Station background check.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

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