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.

WELDER 

Carbon welders in Brownsville, TX will work to build structural and fluid systems to support various testing campaigns in South Texas. The welders will work with an elite team of other fabricators to rapidly build and weld the large assemblies that will support vehicle and component testing at our test sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively communicate with management/supervisors, engineering staff and planners to achieve build efficiency
  • Collaborate with lead welder to ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable
  • Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • Welding assembly and fabrication on various small to large scale structures and assemblies
  • Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner
  • Setup of safety equipment and work platforms at elevation

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience with stick welding (SMAW) in a manufacturing environment (experience from a college welding program qualifies)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience in FCAW welding with carbon steel
  • Certifications with AWS D1.1
  • Knowledge in standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade
  • Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade
  • Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment
  • Experience in overhead cranes and forklifts
  • Use of precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work multiple shifts and change shifts with minimal notice
  • Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 20% travel
  • Ability to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) unassisted
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand
  • Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 100 feet)
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:    
    
Pay range:    
Welder - Temporary/Level 1: $18.00/hour    
Welder - Temporary/Level 2: $23.00/hour    
Welder - Temporary/Level 3: $28.00/hour    

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for potential discretionary bonuses. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, and various other discounts and perks. You will also be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. 

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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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