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Shipping Specialist (2nd Shift)

Shipping Specialist (2nd Shift)

Supply Chain Management

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.

Shipping Specialist        

As a shipping specialist, you will be responsible for the expedient movement of designated items needed to support production, test, and launch operations. Primary functions of the Shipping Specialist include the packaging, manifesting, and tracking of materials as requested by internal and external customers. 


  • Properly package and manifest parcel, LTL, and large freight as required to ensure product integrity throughout the transportation cycle to intended destination
  • Manifest consignments with information provided by requestor and schedule movements accordingly based on delivery demand (FedEx, UPS, 3PL vendors, expedite courier services, etc.), ensuring that each package has the correct information and configuration to guarantee intended delivery conditions
  • Create shipping documents, packing slips, shipping labels and BOL's meeting SpaceX processing requirements
  • Create/print identifying labels for all material/packages being shipped for traceability
  • File and maintain records of shipping documents per departmental guidelines
  • Perform cycle counts to assure proper inventory is allocated in Shipping-owned Incoming/Outgoing areas
  • Track critical shipment's and update delivery status to requestors
  • Responsible for system integrity for all shipments including coordination with requestor and distribution center(s) to ensure timely product delivery
  • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with best business practices
  • Lead problem solving initiatives for customers and suppliers related to transportation issues (shipping routes, delayed items, customs clearances, and rush orders)
  • Accurately update required tracking systems (spreadsheets, modules, external data sources)
  • Operate forklifts and material handling equipment per safety procedures to load carriers as required in order to load material onto delivery trucks competently and without incident
  • Evaluate hazardous material and determine applicable methodology and packaging/transporting specifications based on SDS specifications
  • Coordinate with internal delivery system drivers/material handlers to pick up and expedite material to the shipping department to avoid cutoffs and evade flight delays
  • Maintain good customer relationships and provide timely updates on shipments as needed to both origin and destination
  • Collaborate with team members to identify process improvements and recommend improvement initiatives to management team
  • Process outbound material through ERP system, partnering with appropriate departments to ensure quality and quantity of material is delivered to vendors
  • Maintain good housekeeping in area

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience in a shipping role
  • Experience in freight shipping

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, or commercial aircraft environment
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft, Excel and Power Point
  • Certification operating a forklift or other material handling motorized vehicles and equipment
  • Comprehension of shipping International goods to Asia, UK and South America
  • Comprehension of shipping temperature sensitive items within the US
  • Hazmat certified
  • Working knowledge of transport guidelines as defined by 49CFR / IATA

Additional Requirements:

  • Able to travel for short and extended trips to suppliers as needed


  • 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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