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Supervisor, Production (Falcon 9 Subassemblies) 2nd Shift

Supervisor, Production (Falcon 9 Subassemblies) 2nd Shift

Manufacturing and Production - Leadership

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.



  • Supervise shop floor activity, including daily schedules and workflow
  • Resolve nonconformance issues including documentation of associated rework
  • Lead and manage a staff of ~40 technicians including all performance management related tasks
  • Review work instructions and make change recommendations when needed
  • Assess and vet the appropriate skillset needed
  • Identify training needs and develop training programs
  • Provide required data and reporting to support departmental metrics and improvement objectives
  • Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff
  • Accomplish production results by communicating job expectations and by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Maintain work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting processing variables, and observing control points and equipment
  • Develop and implement cost reductions processes and efficiency improvement measures
  • Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Perform production risk identification and mitigation
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications
  • Maintain tooling and consumable supply inventory
  • Improve area safety and efficiency through regular auditing and continuous improvement
  • Continuously improve process and manpower efficiency, utilization and productivity


  • Minimum of 6 months in a leadership position
  • Minimum of 1 year in a manufacturing sector


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline
  • 3 years of experience in the manufacturing of aerospace hardware
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with engineering and production
  • Experience with applying lean manufacturing principles
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Safety training and/or safety certifications
  • Lean manufacturing training and experience
  • Experience monitoring, tracking and continually improving the total cost equation
  • Experience with applying lean manufacturing principles, efficiency methods
  • Experience solving manufacturing problems related to incapable processes and or designs


  • Position may require long hours and weekend work
  • Able to climb ladders, work in tight spaces, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed - up to 5% travel


  • 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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