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Launch Technician

Launch Technician

Rocket Launch Facility - Cape Canaveral

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.



  • Stage, set up, assemble, test and install flight hardware
  • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers
  • Perform hands-on operations with both large and small, fragile assemblies
  • Operate over-head cranes, forklifts and man-lifts
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
  • Read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings and instructions
  • Collaborate with launch engineers to develop and document activities
  • Ensure launch services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
  • Gather, verify and arrange data from multiple sources
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment while adhering to company policies, quality policies and industry standards
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment


  • High School Diploma and GED


  • Military Aviation experience as a propulsion or airframe technician
  • Associate’s degree
  • SpaceTEC Certification
  • Ability to perform hydrostatic and pneumatic testing
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems
  • Previous experience with modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft
  • Previous experience drilling, repairing, countersinking holes in proper sequence and to correct size using hand and self-feed drill motors
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity
  • Experience supporting launch pad operations during a SpaceX launch campaign
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)


  • General physical fitness is required for some work areas. Flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects is required (>35 lbs)
  • Able to work at elevated heights
  • Able to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Able to travel
  • Must pass Cape Canaveral Air Force Station background check


  • 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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