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Manufacturing Engineer - Lox Fluid Systems

Manufacturing Engineer - Lox Fluid Systems

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.



  • Act as a technical resource to research, specify, and procure equipment to meet product build requirements
  • Act as a technical resource to research, specify, and implement validated manufacturing processes and process controls to produce precision thin-walled aluminum and inconel sub-assemblies
  • Lead engineering of facility and production equipment systems, fixtures, and tooling
  • Ownership of floor layouts, capacity studies, and product flow analysis to ensure on-time vehicle delivery to manifest
  • Set priority and drive agenda for improvement projects to meet critical production schedules
  • Assist production/engineering leadership team to identify trends and opportunities for optimizing product output, quality enhancements, and cost of manufacturability
  • Drive design for manufacturing and assembly during new product development and improvement cycles
  • Resolve complex manufacturing defects and eliminate root cause


  • Bachelor's degree in aeronautical, mechanical, or manufacturing engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of mechanical design and hands-on manufacturing experience via internships, labs, outside the classroom extracurricular activities or professional industry experience


  • Experience with metallic manufacturing techniques and equipment for processes such as machining, welding, forming, inspection, etc.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills including proficiency in solid modeling software, AutoCAD/SketchUp/Revit, and Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Experience with Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Experience in a team oriented environment
  • Must be able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Creative and passionate approach to addressing challenges, and an enthusiastic, self-motivated attitude that relishes in delivering best-in-class performance


  • Ability to work while being on your feet for up to 4+ hours a day
  • Ability to work directly with the hardware on the floor and being comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as necessary


  • 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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