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.

STARLINK OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world. We are looking for a talented process specialist to help us ramp to full scale production of the Starlink kit (a mass-produced electronic product which customers will have in their homes).

The success of Starlink depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, and security of the products that you deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform hands-on liaison role between production engineering and operations teams, to ensure smooth rollout and maintenance of tools such as MES, dashboards, and quality systems.
    • Respond to emergent production and quality issues by performing root cause analysis, containment scope assessments, and physically accounting for hardware in the factory.
    • Identify and resolve issues with data integrity by monitoring and auditing production line buffers, inventory racks, and other hardware locations.
    • Maintain dashboards and other reporting tools by owning hard-coded inputs, working with software team to implement new features and logic, and physically setting up new dashboard displays.
  • Refine manufacturing processes by performing cycle time studies and presenting data to engineering team.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost.
  • Own the digital factory configuration, including creating and changing MES records to match area layout, and keeping build documentation up to date with latest hardware configuration.
  • Find opportunities to automate existing business processes, and support the development, testing and rollout of new tools.
  • Implement visual factory standards such as signage, WIP/inventory levels and 5S features.
  • Manage small projects involving multiple parties and teams.
  • Create presentations and deliver training for production personnel and leadership.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, math, science, or business OR 2+ years of professional experience using ERP, MES, quality systems, SQL, and/or Excel.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing/production role.
  • Experience developing custom software, ERP/MES systems and dashboards.
  • Excellent communication – written and verbal.
  • Competency with SQL databases and ability to write SQL queries.
  • Lean manufacturing training and experience applying to real-world production problems.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work all shifts, overtime and/or weekends as needed. Estimated start time: 1st shift: 8:00 AM.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs unassisted.

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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