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Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Power Systems

Manufacturing Engineer - Avionics Power 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.



  • Perform hands-on engineering and liaison role between the hardware design team and production organization as SpaceX works to implement new designs into the manufacturing phase
  • Responsible for the manufacturability and introduction into rate manufacturing environment of assigned products
  • Contribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for manufacturability, design for testability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control, etc
  • Primary point of contact for production non-conforming product, troubleshooting, root cause, failure investigations and corrective actions
  • Initial Supply Chain development for New Production Introduction
  • Process and tooling development/validation for New Product Introduction
  • Drive optimization of assembly and test procedures
  • Prepare engineering documentation necessary for the transition from development to production including assembly procedures, test procedures, standard operating procedures, schematic diagrams, bills of materials, suitable alternate parts lists and mechanical drawings
  • Update designs when necessary in response to manufacturing issues, parts obsolescence, and system requirement changes
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts of established product


  • Bachelors of science in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, or aerospace engineering
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the design and/or production of electronics hardware systems
  • Experience with end-to-end printed circuit board fabrication and assembly
  • Experience implementing Design for Manufacture and Design for Test


  • Masters of science in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, or aerospace engineering
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations for PDR, CDR, MRR Project Update, etc
  • Experience with electro-mechanical assembly
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Experience with the design and production of high power electronics and/or motor drivers
  • Demonstrated professional experience providing engineering and manufacturing support for the production of highly complex electronic products
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team
  • Experience in fast-paced iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, aerospace or automotive industries
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer
  • Expert level experience modeling with 3D CAD software such as: NX/Unigraphics, Catia, Solidworks
  • Demonstrated experience designing tooling in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to identify and analyze production process improvements for rate and quality
  • Hands-on engineer with a passion for continuous improvement and building the best hardware
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Six Sigma Belt
  • Working proficiency with DFMEA and PFMEA methodology and implementation
  • Experience with PCB, PCBA and Electromechanical assembly processes
  • Basic competency with SQL databases
  • Working experience in an AS9100 or equivalent quality system


  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed


  • 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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