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.

SR. TOOLING BUILD ENGINEER (STARSHIP)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own manufacturing, schedule, and sourcing of critical production tools
  • Create accurate manufacturing planning by interpreting technical drawings and documents with regards to the manufacturing and fabrication processes
  • Interact with Numeric Control (N/C) programmers, welders, machinists, shop personnel, outside suppliers and engineers to ensure flawless and timely execution projects
  • Source, retain, and advise new and experienced vendors from a technical perspective
  • Collaborate with vehicle production engineers and tooling designers on better design for manufacturing
  • Communicate progress to leadership, engineering, and production teams regularly; including presenting and executing on opportunities for design changes that would accelerate fabrication
  • Creatively work projects based on company priorities to meet and exceed aggressive need dates
  • Develop the standards, fabrication methods, and sourcing strategies used by the tooling organization
  • Design and lead the fabrication and sourcing of tooling aids, supporting equipment, and specialized hardware to enable rocket production

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience working in or supporting a shop fabrication environment as an engineer/process planner/supervisor
  • 5+ years of technical project management or manufacturing design experience

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Tooling manufacturing experience within the aerospace, automotive, or other large format fabrication industries
  • Project management experience in a fast-paced prototype fabrication shop environment
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for large precision structures and equipment
  • Detailed knowledge of quality standards for typical fabrication and production products
  • Experience integrating hardware and harnessing of automated equipment
  • Experience integrating hydraulic and pneumatic controlled systems
  • Detailed knowledge of Siemens NX or similar CAD and PLM packages
  • Strong communication skills with both peer engineers and shop floor technicians
  • Proficient with all types of hand tools and basic fabrication equipment
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting engineering drawings and GD&T
  • Understanding of basic structural analysis and solid mechanics as it relates to fabrication

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. unassisted, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Flexibility to travel to alternative SpaceX production sites and vendors, up to 25%
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral

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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