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Manufacturing Engineer (RF Electronics Hardware)

Manufacturing Engineer (RF Electronics Hardware)

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.



  • Perform hands-on engineering and liaison role between the RF hardware design team and our production organization as SpaceX works to implement new designs into the manufacturing phase
  • Contribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for testability, design for manufacturability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control, etc.
  • Primary point of contact for production non-conforming product, troubleshooting, root cause, failure investigations and corrective actions
  • Initial Supply Chain development for New Production Introduction
  • Process and tooling development/validation for New Product Introduction
  • Drive optimization of assembly and test procedures
  • Drive DFM recommendations with design team
  • Develop manufacturing/test processes
  • Prepare engineering documentation necessary for the transition from development to production including assembly procedures, test procedures, standard operating procedures, schematic diagrams, bills of materials, suitable alternate parts lists, and mechanical drawings.
  • Update designs when necessary in response to manufacturing issues, parts obsolescence, and system requirement changes


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering
  • 3 years of professional experience in the design, or production of electronics hardware systems
  • Experience with end-to-end printed circuit board fabrication and assembly
  • Experience implementing Design For Manufacture and Design For Test


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering
  • Demonstrated professional experience providing engineering and manufacturing support for the production of highly complex electronic products
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team
  • Experience with RF specific assembly processes and materials
  • Understanding of antenna technology and pattern testing
  • Experience working on RF components such as radios, transmitters, appliers, filters, antennas, couplers/splitters, etc
  • Experience in fast-paced iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, aerospace or automotive industries
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer
  • Expert level experience modeling with 3D CAD software such as: NX/Unigraphics, Catia, Solidworks
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations for PDR, CDR, Project Update, etc
  • Ability to identify and analyze production process improvements for rate and quality
  • Experience with PCB, PCBA and Electromechanical assembly processes
  • Basic competency with SQL databases


  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as necessary
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time


  • 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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