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Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Test Lab

Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Test Lab

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.

Manufacturing Engineer – Avionics Test Lab


  • Develop a robust set of test machinery critical spares ensuring complete uptime
  • Determine the best methods to optimize electrical and thermal testing of integrated avionics assemblies
  • Provide solutions to assembly and test issues on the spot while ensuring design integrity allowing us to stay on schedule
  • Analyze the testing methods in place to find throughput and test depth enhancements
  • Compare current testing with military specified testing, ensures compliance and targets enhancements for throughput
  • Utilize lean manufacturing tools recommend improvements in production methods, standards, tooling, equipment, layout, procedures, product designs and employee efficiency
  • Support the transition of engineering projects from development to volume production
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost
  • Work with design team in response to manufacturing problems, parts obsolescence, and minor requirement changes
  • Prepare and maintain documentation required to ensure efficient production of manufacturing and integration
  • Participate in design reviews to conduct DFM, DFA, and DFT recommendations with innovative and cost effective solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering 


  • Hands-on electronic or electro-mechanical experience
  • Ability to apply Six-Sigma, Kaizen and 5S techniques to improve manufacturability
  • Strong CAD experience with electronic assemblies
  • A demonstrated record of working in a fast-paced, high-technology environment
  • Experience with fabrication, assembly, and/or testing


  • Position may require long hours and weekend work.


  • 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.  

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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