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Test Technician

Test Technician

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.

TEST TECHNICIAN

Our Integration & Test group is looking for a Test Technician with electrical, pressure systems and mechanical experience. This group is critical to ensuring the proper testing and check out of our launch vehicles prior to flight.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure all test equipment/services/calibrations are performed on time, safely, and in a professional manner to meet rate/schedule demands.
  • Build, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair harnesses, electronics equipment, and instrumentation as needed.
  • Operate and maintain hardware and high pressure systems including pneumatic components.
  • Perform avionics and propulsion leak tests and record results.
  • Work with engineers to troubleshoot test anomalies.
  • Process work orders and issue tickets.
  • Read, interpret, and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Independently perform validations and document results in a clear, precise, and complete manner.
  • Follow all necessary regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of experience with one or more of the following electrical test equipment: oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies, or network analyzers.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree.
  • Knowledge/experience in the aerospace industry, military or other high-reliability operating environment.
  • Enjoys field work and getting hands on with hardware.
  • Demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Formalized mechanical training, skilled in hand and power tool usage.
  • Proficient manual electronic skills such as soldering, insulation and wiring, splicing, and component selection.
  • Proficient with pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, accelerometers, strain gauges, flow meters, load cells, relays, and solenoid valves.
  • Experience with aerospace ground support equipment.
  • Knowledge of high pressure system design and handling.
  • Experience using test instrumentation and control components.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics.
  • Use of precision measuring instruments.
  • Organized individual with attention to detail.
  • Able to work well on a team.
  • Able to work independently and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient computer skills. Comfortable with using email and the Microsoft Office suite.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to work at elevated heights occasionally (scissor lifts and articulated boom lifts).
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying equipment up to 50 lbs unassisted.
  • Able to work in outdoor environments as needed.
  • Must be available to work extended hours and some weekends.
  • Willing to travel for short trips as needed, up to 5% travel.

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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