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Technical Writer

Technical Writer

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.



  • Interpret manufacturing/assembly drawings and process documents to create accurate technician-level work instructions that fully conform to design requirements
  • Create, revise, and maintain graphics-heavy, user-friendly instruction and process documents to produce and test flight hardware
  • Optimize order of operations and assembly sequence to minimize labor and maximize repeat-ability
  • Incorporate redlines from engineers into existing technical specifications, test procedures, and technician-level work instructions
  • Interact with engineering, subject matter experts, and shop personnel to ensure that work instructions are accurate, comprehensible, and efficient
  • Coordinate production requirements and engineering schedules to ensure drawings, parts, instructions, and tooling are delivered on time to the manufacturing floor
  • Produce solutions for special projects – technical training, database coding, and workflow development


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, math, science, writing, English, journalism, or communications field
  • Minimum of 1 year of hands-on fabrication, assembly, and/or testing experience via internships, labs, outside the classroom extracurricular activities or professional industry experience


  • Experience with NX or other solid modeling software
  • Experience with metallic or composite manufacturing techniques, processes, equipment, and other processes such as machining, welding, structural assembly,inspection, etc.
  • 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
  • Self-motivated, well organized with keen attention to detail
  • Must have an ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work


  • 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, applicants 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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