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Launch Build Reliability Engineer (2nd Shift)

Launch Build Reliability Engineer (2nd Shift)

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.



  • Work closely with Build Reliability Engineering to maintain consistency or alignment with intent of policies and processes across the organization and within the department.
  • Create and implement action plans to rectify localized and systemic breakdowns with Process engineering and Production leadership.
  • Work closely with Build Reliability Engineering in purging suspect nonconforming material in inventory and across the organization.
  • Conduct internal audits to assure compliance to organizational, departmental, regulatory and customer policy.
  • Work closely with Product Quality Engineering in developing and supporting area-specific Quality documentation for production activities, including Planning, Test, Manufacturing, Control Plans, Flow Charts, Gage Studies, and SPC charts.
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of Process FMEA’s and helps maintain risk management policies and programs.
  • Maintain required First Article Inspections and Detail Inspection Plans.
  • Coordinate and participate with Issue and Product Quality Engineering in localized material review (MRB), root cause, failure analysis, and corrective action (8D); utilize various analysis tools and make corrective action and containment recommendations.
  • Provide training on quality policies and techniques.
  • Lead/coordinate with Issue and Product Quality Engineer to develop, analyze, and present process metrics including results from product and process yields to production and engineering to encourage design for manufacturability and quality.
  • Work with key contributors as required design, implement, and analyze new quality management processes; analyze existing processes to identify risk and implement improvement plans.
  • Work with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to improve data process capabilities, controls, and efficiencies.
  • Deliver customer-required documentation and support customer interface as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Production or Manufacturing Engineering.


  • Experience with product concept and realization.
  • Experience with Advanced Product Quality Planning, Failure modes and effects analysis, Statistical Process Control, Metrology, Design of Experiments, and Control Plans.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Quality or Manufacturing Engineering with focus in Assembly, Integration, Supply Chain, Tooling, Electronics, Avionics, Propulsion Systems, or Composites.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment.
  • ASQ Certification (CQM, CQE), RAB certified/trained auditor.
  • Experience in a space launch environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives.


  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as necessary.
  • Some travel may be required.


  • 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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