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Quality Supervisor - F9 - 2nd Shift

Quality Supervisor - F9 - 2nd Shift

Manufacturing and Production - Leadership

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.

Quality Assurance Supervisor – F9 (2nd Shift)

This candidate should have an excellent technical understanding of inspection of complex assemblies. The role will involve managing the day to day activities for spacecraft production related quality assurance. Also, will be leading and managing a staff of 25 quality inspectors. The candidate will review work instructions and make change recommendations. Further duties will be responsible for assessing & vetting the appropriate skillset needed. In addition, there will be administration and implementation of quality training programs.


  • Assign and supervise completion of F9 projects using SpaceX processes and systems, in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Effectively communicate to the team the assignment, project, problems to be solved, deadlines, and any issues for review. 
  • Implement training as needed to advance employees in applicable expertise to maintain a highly skilled work force, and create a succession plan to ensure there are employees slated for leadership opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in your area of expertise and introduce these to the shop as needed to remain competitive within the industry.
  • Schedule the work load and required labor hours to ensure that projects are delivered on time and with expected quality, and sign overtime as necessary to keep schedule and prevent excess overtime when work load is low.
  • Review employees regularly, per SpaceX requirements and document performance improvements and disciplinary issues with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Identify project issues and planning errors and work with project management to find a solution through risk identification and mitigation.
  • Work with Management to identify and implement fair measures of performance and quality for shop personnel. 
  • Identify non-conformances, plan associated rework, and follow through the entire process until closed.
  • Implement corrective action plans related to systemic problems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field or 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing sector.
  • Experience with applying lean manufacturing principles, efficiency methods required.


  • SpaceX experience preferred.
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production desirable
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret and follow:

Schematics: Engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts list

Cable Harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts list.  

Mechanical Assemblies: mechanical drawings and parts lists.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production.
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment.
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy.


  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to travel for short and extended trips as needed. Up to 5% travel.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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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