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Technical Trainer (Structures)

Technical Trainer (Structures)

Manufacturing and Production - Operations

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.

Technical Trainer

A Technical Trainer is driven by the fundamental belief that education and knowledge are power, but a SpaceX Technical Trainer combines that belief with a strong sense of urgency, creativity, and resourcefulness and loves opportunities for hands-on application. The ideal candidate brings applicable industry experience to the table and will be armed with strong communication skills and an innovative problem-solving ability.


  • Create course materials, such as PowerPoints, student handouts, and tests for instructor-led programs with student assessments
  • Lead training modules (classroom and online) for Production personnel on a variety of technical topics, mostly within the field of structures and integration
  • Extensive understanding of relevant manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Specific equipment and machine operation knowledge
  • Knowledge of processes and systems (e.g. workflow, QMS, safety, using software applications, etc.)
  • Development of process specifications and research on new technologies
  • Special assignments. (e.g. leading vehicle or process modifications in the field)
  • Engage production management, engineering, quality and subject matter experts to gather required technical information on complex manufacturing processes and technologies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on aerospace manufacturing experience in a structures environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of training experience within a manufacturing environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license 
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Experience with video editing and online training module development
  • Skills to independently analyze, review, and research manufacturing processes and applicable standards
  • Excellent oral and written training/communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of production manufacturing processes (e.g. drilling, riveting, component assembly and pressure testing capabilities) and machine operation
  • Proficiency with the development of training programs and materials, including student assessments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013
  • Demonstrated experience as a team-oriented self-starter, eager to meet and exceed objectives, with the ability to handle a multi-project environment
  • Ability to read engineering drawings

Additional Requirements: 

  • Position may require overtime and weekend work

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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