Mission Integration Engineer, Cape Canaveral
MISSION INTEGRATION ENGINEER, CAPE CANAVERAL
SpaceX is revolutionizing access to space by developing a family of launch vehicles and spacecraft intended to increase the reliability and reduce the cost of both manned and unmanned space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten.
Our rapid growth has created new openings in our Customer Operations and Integration Department for experienced Mission Integration Engineers. As a hands-on contributor, a Mission Integration Engineer would be responsible for all launch site activities associated with current and future spacecraft missions. The Cape Mission Integration Engineers support the Mission Management team located at SpaceX headquarters. This role will be located at the launch site and will be responsible for supporting customer spacecraft launch operations along with generating the mission-unique documentation required for planning and approvals for processing. Travel may be required for various technical interchange meeting and reviews. On occasion, this role would also help with new business development efforts such as launch site tours and proposal input.
- Function as launch site focal point to work spacecraft range requirements and safety documentation, including the spacecraft Air Force Space Command Manual 91-710 Tailoring, Missile System Prelaunch Safety Package, and the Ground Operations Plan
- Serve as launch site focal point for spacecraft customer interface requirements validation (interface control document, etc) while working with multidisciplinary teams for approval and implementation
- Be the subject matter expert and primary point of contact for customer spacecraft processing, transportation, and logistics at the launch site before and during the launch campaign
- Plan and generate technical content for the launch portions of the spacecraft design reviews and Ground Operations Working Group activities planning future spacecraft launch campaigns
- Plan and manage spacecraft rehearsals along with the execution of spacecraft requirements and inputs into SpaceX day of launch operations
- Manage and coordinate spacecraft daily processing and scheduling and provide inputs into integrated SpaceX launch schedules
- Identify, develop, and codify process improvements to streamline and standardize spacecraft processing activities
- Plan, schedule, and staff customer launch site visits and technical interchange meetings
- Function as launch site focal point to draft launch base elements of new proposals and contracts
- Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering or another engineering discipline
- 3+ years of industry experience
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Technical project management and master scheduling experience
- Proficiency in or hands-on professional experience with launch vehicle and/or spacecraft integration along with operations in 100,000 class or cleaner cleanrooms
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Ability to operate effectively with remote supervision
- Able to become certified to operate equipment such as aerial lifts, fork lifts, and overhead cranes
- Experience working with cross-functional team and external customers
- Highly detail oriented, diligent, hard working with excellent customer interface skills
- Active, current TS/SCI clearance or ability to successfully complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
- Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing
- Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX offices, vendors, and customers as necessary (up to 25% travel)
- Must be willing to work long hours and occasional weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 35 lbs. unassisted
- Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
- Must be willing to operate heavy machinery
- Flight hardware is built in tight quarters - physical dexterity is required
- Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain, ice
- Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
- Must pass Cape Canaveral Air Force Station background check
- 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.
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