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Integration Technician - Advanced Subassemblies (F9 Rocket)

Integration Technician - Advanced Subassemblies (F9 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.

Integration Technician - Advanced Subassemblies
The integration technician is responsible for the integration of the Thrust Structure comprising the engines, to the Fuel Stage. The task requires both avionics and mechanical integration skills along with pneumatic and avionics checkout activity. In short it’s the final integration of the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket which was designed from the outset to deliver humans into space.


  • Stage, set up, assemble, test and install flight hardware.
  • Use of mechanical tools and precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers.
  • Hands On operations with both large as well as small, fragile assemblies.
  • Reading and interpreting blue prints.
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions.
  • Collaborate with production engineers to develop and document activities.
  • Ensure all production services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • At least 3 years of propulsion component or avionics hardware installation experience.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Some experience in the aerospace industry, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environment.
  • Experience with forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; Propulsion engines.
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity.
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, blueprints, 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.
  • Ability to perform Hydro and Pneumatic testing.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be willing to travel. Up to 5%.
  • 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, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the ITAR here.

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