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Job Description

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.

Integration & Test Engineer (Dragon Spacecraft Assembly)


* Design high-level vehicle assembly architecture.
* Responsible for vehicle integration build flow and test concept of operations.
* Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability and integration into subsystems.
* Interface with engineers and technicians to advance to larger scale manufacturing and automation.
* Develops and refine manufacturing assembly procedures based on lessons learned to mature status.
* Responsible for enabling day-to-day execution of the vehicle integration and test flow.
* Manage work orders and driving nonconformances into actionable items and system improvements.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors of Science in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace).
* Two years of work experience is required (internship time is counted) as a manufacturing or test engineer supporting highly integrated cross-disciplinary assembly operations.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* Experience with project management.
* Masters of Science in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace).
* Experience with build integration and testing of propulsion, thermal, electrical and/or structural systems.
* Documentation and configuration management experience.
* Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment.
* Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry.

Additional Requirements:

* Some travel to our launch sites may be required as needed.
* This position is very hands-on and requires one to be on their feet for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours at time. Will often work side by side with our technicians and will sometimes require one to work in tight areas with little room.
* Must be willing to work long hours and weekends when required.

ITAR Requirements:

* 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.

About SpaceX

SpaceX is developing a family of launch vehicles and spacecraft intended to increase the reliability and reduce the cost of both manned and unmanned space transportation, ultimately by a factor of ten. With the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 vehicles, SpaceX offers highly reliable/cost-efficient launch capabilities for spacecraft insertion into any orbital altitude and inclination. Starting in 2010, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will provide Earth-to-LEO transport of pressurized and unpressurized cargo, including resupply to the International Space Station (ISS). Founded in 2002, SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund and DFJ. The SpaceX team now numbers nearly 800, with corporate headquarters in Hawthorne, California.