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Build Reliability Specialist

Build Reliability Specialist

Manufacturing and Production - Operations

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.


The Build Reliability Specialist is a key part of every production work center. Our Build Reliability Specialists are always on the shop floor and have a direct impact on manufacturing and quality processes, so we look for technical, hands-on people who are passionate about building awesome products.


  • Together with Build Reliability Engineers, identify areas of concern and implement improvements to inspection techniques.
  • Support Gage R&R (Repeatability/Reproducibility) studies to ensure measurement systems are capable for the application.
  • Provide training for inspectors on measurement techniques, criteria, and documentation practices.
  • Identify workmanship and inherent to process type issues and take actions to improve.
  • Work closely with technicians, inspectors, build reliability, manufacturing engineers, and production management to identify and lead/support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Support Quality Management System policies and procedure documentation.
  • Review and approve specifications and build documentation for completeness, accuracy, regulatory compliance, and quality objectives.
  • Issue Ticket Review/Audit/Closure
    • Support review of all issue tickets in your respective area
    • Ensure rationale and documentation of design deviation is captured
  • Lead activity to support containment of all suspect product and provide guidance to quality inspectors, techs, and shop supervisors.
  • Manage the physical movement of hardware through the MRB cages and ensure appropriate control of its inventory.
  • Perform additional tasks as necessary to support company and Build Reliability objectives.


  • 4 years of experience in a quality, inspection, or manufacturing role or Bachelors degree in an engineering or technical field.


  • Ability to identify and maintain priorities for tasks and projects.
  • Strong communication and technical skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, driven, and committed to a team approach.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with AS 9100, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, or similar Quality Management System.
  • Practical experience with GD&T and skillful use of metrology tools and gages.
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Metrology, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Control Plans, and various problem solving approaches.


  • 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, 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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