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Lead Inventory Specialist

Lead Inventory Specialist

Texas Rocket Development & Test - 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.


Inventory Specialist is an important role in our process and directly affects the supply chain process at our Rocket Development Facility in Texas. Located on a 4,500 acre site in central Texas, the Rocket Development Facility is responsible for testing hardware from development stages through acceptance for flight, and from component level to complete stage testing. This position will help to ensure that the inventory is correct and that our Technicians and Engineers have what they need in order to achieve our overall mission of sending humans to Mars.


  • Oversee the receipt, store, and issue a wide variety of parts, materials, and hardware to support site operations via manual pick or by use of the VLM (Vertical Lift Module) in both Flight and Non-Flight Materials Management Warehouses.
  • Pass information up and down the chain, raise issues/roadblocks, and provide feedback on a consistent basis
  • Ensure proper resourcing, allocation of tasks, and on-going training practices
  • Manage the storage capacity for parts and materials in bins, drawers, and racks, identifying part and stored location
  • Interface with other work centers, sites, Shipping and Receiving, Planning, Quality Control, Purchasing and other related departments to resolve problems related to receipt and distribution of material.
  • Serve as a primary contact and driver of the pre-kitting process, ensuring accuracy of kits, material and hardware as required, ascertaining that all parts are available and accounted for in kit prior to work center need
  • Constantly evaluating processes, identifying opportunities, and making recommendations to supervisor.
  • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with good practice/procedures
  • Responsible for reporting of shelf-life storage and maintain proper rotation of stock
  • Responsible for processes to analyze and maintain inventory accuracy ensuring on-time routine cycle counts
  • Ensure good housekeeping, safety, 5S practices in area
  • Support and drive organizational goals/metrics/objectives
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 4 years of experience in an inventory or supply chain role within an aerospace or manufacturing environment
  • Forklift operations experience


  • 1 year in a Lead or Supervisory role
  • Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees and customers
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced environment while still able to maintain a high standard of accuracy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and functions
  • Ability to make independent judgments with limited information
  • Valid forklift certification (re-testing is required)


  • Work performed in warehouse environment
  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, and carrying light to moderately heavy materials or equipment. Must be able to lift up to 35lbs unassisted
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Overtime hours and rotating shifts are required, sometimes with little notice; flexibility is required


  • 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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