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CNC Router Shop Supervisor

CNC Router Shop Supervisor

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.

CNC Router Shop Supervisor


  • Responsible for leading and managing a staff of up to 40 employees
  • Manage modification, repair, assembly and integration of all sheet metal products
  • Responsible for managing the complete production process within a sheet metal production area and ensuring safety at all times
  • Resolving reoccurring non conformance issues
  • Developing plan of action to address reoccurring non conformance issues
  • Reviewing work instructions and making change recommendations when needed
  • Meeting tight production schedules to achieve high rate production
  • Responsible for assessing, staffing and vetting the appropriate skillset needed
  • Monitor material costs and cost savings
  • Identifying and set-up of training programs
  • Developing, initiating, coordinating, and enforcing system policies, and procedures
  • Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff
  • Capacity planning of equipment and personnel
  • Coordinate with Engineering and other departments to minimize production interruptions
  • Developing and assuring adequate machine maintenance schedules and back-up spares availability

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED 
  • 5 years’ experience working in a precision sheet metal manufacturing facility  
  • 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role within a precision sheet metal manufacturing facility  

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced in trouble shooting sheet metal manufacturing processes
  • Conversion of operator heavy manufacturing processes in to lights out sheet metal manufacturing scenarios
  • Simultaneously supervising several resource teams totaling at least 40 technicians and with 40+ machines
  • Successfully leading technicians and operators to work with machining resources, manufacturing engineers and quality engineers on processes development and continuous improvements efforts
  • Experienced in maintaining high resource utilization
  • Successfully experienced in assisting the conversion of older legacy processes into semi, or full automation with making the building of high quality into the sheet metal manufacturing processes the end goal
  • Ability to read and interpret all blue prints and engineering drawings
  • Well versed in GD&T and inspection procedures and processes
  • Excellent experience utilizing production metrics for reporting and planning 
  • Work with leadership teams to help develop 1 to 3 year production plans

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be available for all shifts, extended hours, and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed. Up to 5%

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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