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Quality Inspector - F9 Subassemblies and Precision Tube Fabrication

Quality Inspector - F9 Subassemblies and Precision Tube Fabrication

Manufacturing and Production - Quality Assurance

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 Inspector – F9 Advanced Components

SpaceX has a strong belief that launch vehicles and spacecraft can be both cost effective and highly reliable.  Our Mission Assurance/Quality team is key to our pursuit of that goal and more specifically also our pursuit of manned spaceflight.  The department works in a cross-functional fashion with all other technical teams on a variety of exciting projects, and has great exposure to leadership and the organization as a whole.


  • Provide detailed in-process inspections on Falcon 9 Advanced Components electrical and mechanical assemblies, using detailed drawings, CAD models, and established processes to verify conformance to design requirements. 
  • Identify, document, and resolve production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and pursue corrective action as required.
  • Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to the Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle integration departments.
  • Document production non-conformances in accordance with prescribed procedures and processes as required.
  • Support Quality Management System policies and procedure documentation, assess compliance to company and industry standards, initiate and lead continual improvement and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of practical experience in a launch vehicle/spacecraft hardware integration environment.
  • Must be able to read and interpret design drawings and CAD models.
  • Experience working with Material Review Board and Root Cause/Corrective Action systems.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of science or associates degree in a technical or engineering field is preferred.
  • Experience working with avionics installation and testing.
  • Experience working with propulsion systems and testing.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of managing priorities and tasks as delegated.
  • Strong understanding of safety programs and OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Practical experience working within Quality Management Systems (AS9100 and ISO 9001).

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to work all shift hours, overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to travel to other SpaceX locations. Up to 25% travel.

ITAR Requirements:

  • 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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