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Industrial Gas Technician

Industrial Gas Technician

Corporate Operations - Facilities and Security

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.


  • Assist with testing, repairing, and installing gas equipment
  • Cut, thread, and join pipes using hand tools
  • Position heavy equipment, connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that the inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications
  • Report hazardous field situations, disconnect and/or remove defective or unauthorized meters using hand tools
  • Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates
  • Attach air hoses to meter inlets; then plug outlets and observe gauges for pressure losses in order to test internal seams for leaks
  • Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices and valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches
  • Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates
  • Shut off service and notify repair crews when major repairs are required, such as the replacement of underground pipes or wiring


  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with industrial gases


  • Ability to read and understand parts, books, and service manuals related to the industrial gas field
  • Strong plumbing and general contractor trade skills
  • An applied mechanical or technical background, with the ability to think and work their way through difficult projects or problems
  • Experience working with health and safety issues in high pressured systems


  • Ability to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Ability to use hands for simple grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation
  • Comfortable with frequently bending, squatting, and climbing


  • 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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