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Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Sensors

Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Sensors

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.

Manufacturing Engineer – Avionics Sensors


  • Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between the hardware design team and our production organization
  • Participate in design reviews acting as an expert in design for testability, design for manufacturability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control
  • Update designs when necessary in response to manufacturing issues, parts obsolescence, and system requirement changes
  • Drive optimization of manufacturing and test procedures for flight acceptance. Prepare process capability reports using basic six sigma elements
  • Incorporate Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility standards into test and manufacturing process to streamline production from sub-assembly through integration
  • Prepare engineering documentation necessary for the transition of the product from development to production and test

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of science in engineering
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the design and/or production of electronics hardware systems
  • Experienced with automated systems, setup, maintain and troubleshoot
  • Proficient in modeling with 3D CAD software (for example – NX/Unigraphics, Catia, Solidworks)
  • Tooling and fixture design background in a manufacturing environment using GD&T per ASME_Y14.5M-2009

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of science in manufacturing or aerospace 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.
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule. Responsible for managing the daily tasks within the timeline given.
  • Basic knowledge of materials and processes such as Laser welding per AWS C7.2M:2010, Wire bonding and Resistance welding.
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience in fast-paced iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, or automotive industries

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be willing to work extended hours 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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