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Launch Technician, Vehicle Integration

Launch Technician, Vehicle Integration

Launch - Technicians and Trade Skills

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
  • Hands-on operations with both large and small, fragile assemblies
  • Read and interpret blue prints
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
  • Use various mechanical tools without instruction
  • Collaborate with launch engineers to develop and document activities
  • Ensure launch services are performed on time, safely and in a professional manner
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience operating and manipulating machinery, and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity


  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience reading and understanding technical drawings, manuals, and reports
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Associate's degree
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license, or aerospace technology certification
  • Ability to perform hydrostatic and pneumatic testing


  • This is a Friday - Monday role that will work 2nd shift every 8 weeks
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work all hours, and overtime, as required
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral


  • 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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