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Avionics Integration Technician (Falcon 9 Rocket)

Avionics Integration 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.

Production Integration Technician    

Responsibilities: 

  • Stage, set up, assemble, test and install avionics flight hardware.
  • Independently fabricate first article harness assemblies and/or fabricating electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers.
  • Hands On operations with both large as well as small, fragile assemblies.
  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Independently perform verifications and documents results in a clear, precise and complete manner.
  • Use various mechanical tools without instruction.
  • Collaborate with production engineers to develop and document activities.
  • Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Assist with the development of production processes for first time production runs.
  • Use computer to record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use emails (MS Outlook).

Basic Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 5 years of avionics hardware installation experience.
  • Experience with performing electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices.

  Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the aerospace industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment.
  • Skill in operating and manipulating flight computers and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated experience fabricating harness and electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Strong understanding of connections and electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports.
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment.
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software such as ERP or other related programs.
  • NASA-STD-8739.3 certification preferred (Currently or previously held).
  • NASA-STD-8739.4 certification preferred. (Currently or previously held).
  • Experience preferred in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.

 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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