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.
TEST SPECIALIST (COMPOSITES)
Our rapid growth has created opportunities for Test Specialists to join our Production Test group, supporting testing of components and assemblies of the Falcon and Dragon vehicles. The Production and Test group operates custom test stands and test fixtures, and Test Specialists are responsible for executing and recording results of test procedures developed by SpaceX. Depending on experience and capability, Test Specialist will have an opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks.
Working with design engineers to develop and document test procedures
Perform tests according to procedure
Maintaining database of test results
Designing fixtures and adapters needed to perform tests
Provide Test Technician support for Production Test group
Setup and checkout of test hardware and instrumentation
Execute and run tests (static, pressure proof, leak, thermal, etc.) per test plan and document results
High school diploma or equivalency certificate
1+ year of experience with hand tools
1+ year of experience running tests
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience working with actuators and plumbing (Hydraulic/Pneumatic - both set up and operation of these systems)
Experience working with pressure systems cryogenic (gaseous and liquid)
Experience working with hydrostatic systems
Experience working with electrical components and/or systems
Experience assembling electrical connectors
Knowledge of strain gage installation
Experience running tests with Labview is a plus
Ability to travel to different sites, as needed: Up to 10%
Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and able to maneuver in tight spaces
Must be able to work all shift hours, able to work overtime and weekend as needed
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted
Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Pay range: Test Specialist /Level 1: $30.00 - $38.00/hour Test Specialist /Level 2: $34.00 - $43.00/hour Test Specialist /Level 3: $38.00 - $48.00/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 long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.
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