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Launch Logistics Specialist - Temporary

Launch Logistics Specialist - Temporary

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

Launch Logistics Specialist– Temporary Position

This role is responsible for serving as a liaison between all ancillary input and output organizations to ensure that components and assemblies flow smoothly through the production areas to meet stringent deadlines and Quality standards.


  • Creation of Inventory requests based on Production work orders and replacement parts
  • Maintain Production schedules through the coordination of planning and shortage management in the production build
  • Ensure parts are handled and protected properly and within SpaceX specifications
  • Interface with Engineers and Techs on the release of work orders for build
  • Maintain a high integrity in regards to company computer systems per procedures. Assist with resolution of incorrect system data which is driving inappropriate demand, schedules, or could result in general failure
  • Verify all material received for conformity with accompanying paperwork, checking for damage, correct part numbers, quantity and revisions prior to release of work orders to Production
  • Perform good housekeeping chores in area daily
  • Work with Production customers for priority and schedule requirements
  • Communicate part status and estimated completion dates to leadership upon request
  • Assist production teams in corrective actions
  • Support Logistics process through innovative staging of workflow
  • Perform De-kitting operations and own the Return to Stock Process
  • Support Productivity improvements

Position Details:

This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.

  • LENGTH OF POSITION: contract end date is slated for end of Q3 2018 (end of Sept 2018)
  • LOCATION: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • SHIFT: Day

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 3 years of supply chain or manufacturing experience
  • Experience using Forklift and similar inventory related equipment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Computer skills, fluent with the suite of MS office products
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in Aerospace or electronic manufacturing environments
  • APICS Certification

Additional Requirements:

  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing stooping, stretching and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg

ITAR Requirements:

  • 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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