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Manufacturing Engineer (Launch Vehicle Integration 2nd shift)

Manufacturing Engineer (Launch Vehicle Integration 2nd shift)

Manufacturing and Production - Engineering

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.               



  • Develop and execute build and test procedures for the integration and test of flight hardware and ground support equipment
  • Responsible for vehicle integration build flow and test concept of operations
  • Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration into the launch vehicle
  • Interface with engineers and technicians to advance to larger scale manufacturing and automation
  • Develop and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned to mature status
  • Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow
  • Manage work orders and driving nonconformances into actionable items and system improvements


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical/chemical/aerospace/ electrical engineering
  • 2+ years of collegiate extracurricular engineering project experience, such as Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Design Build Fly team, OR 2+ years of industry product design/development experience


  • Experience with build integration and testing of fluid and/or propulsion systems
  • Experience with hardware test methodologies including pressure proof testing, leak checking and nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Experience with project management
  • Master's degree in mechanical/chemical/aerospace engineering
  • Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment
  • Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry


  • This is a hands-on position that may require standing up to 4+ hours a day and working directly with the hardware on the floor. Applicants must be comfortable with stooping, bending, and standing
  • Position may require long hours and weekend work


  • 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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