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Structures Technician (Falcon 9 Rocket)

Structures Technician (Falcon 9 Rocket)

Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade Skills

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.

Structures Technician


  • Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft
  • Drill, ream, countersink holes in proper sequence and to correct size using hand and self-feed drill motors
  • Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives and other special finishes
  • Install fasteners in proper sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)
  • Self-check work after completion using QA instruments to ensure it is complete per drawing
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of structural assembly experience

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company
  • High-volume manufacturing experience
  • Experience with drilling, reaming, hone and countersinking straight and close tolerance holes
  • Experience using various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools on structures materials
  • Ability to perform work assignments according to written work instructions

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Must be willing to travel. Up to 5% travel.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed

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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