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Space Suit Build Engineer
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SpaceX | Hawthorne, CA
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SpaceX is a U.S.-based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. Founded in 2002, SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up, including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species. Our team is made up of more than 3,000 SpaceXers located across our Hawthorne, California headquarters; and other facilities in Florida, Texas, and Washington, DC.
Advance the course of human history and pave the ways to Mars
This is SpaceX . We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push the boundaries of what is currently possible, and understand it takes rare individuals to help us make this happen. We celebrate our successes , and each other. We seek future colleagues with a rare mix of drive, passion, scrappiness, intelligence, and curiosity to seek what's beyond the stars.
Playing a direct role in advancing the course of human history is no small endeavor. Join us, and find your place in the SpaceX legacy.

Space Suit Build Engineer

Overview :
SpaceX is building the world's next human spaceflight capability right now. The SpaceX Crew Operations group is focused on revolutionizing spaceflight crew operations by providing Dragon crews with 21st century space suits, a modern user interface, and cutting-edge crew provisions and equipment, while ensuring crew health and safety, minimizing training requirements, and satisfying the needs of NASA flight crews. We are looking for excellent engineers who have a passion and demonstrated interest in human spaceflight, and who are eager to define how the next generation of spacefarers travels to space.
The Space Suit Development team is focused on the design, development, evaluation, manufacturing, and certification of 21st century space suits for crew Dragon. We are looking for a Build Engineer, who will provide input into the design and development of our next-generation space suit and take a lead role in fabrication, assembly, and integration of the SpaceX space suits.

Fabricating, assembling, and integrating the SpaceX space suits, including integration with the Dragon vehicle and crew members Working closely with both the design and fabrication teams to implement the functional design of the suit Leading the development of manufacturing processes, procedures, and work instructions Designing layouts and process flows for the assembly and testing areas Creating and maintaining a build schedule that lists all discrete fabrication, assembly, and integration tasks Effectively communicating build priorities and tasking to the suit fabrication team given overall build schedule and needs Ensuring that all parts and materials are fabricated or purchased at the correct time to facilitate the build schedule Creating and maintaining inventory and shortage lists as required Participating in tool design and development Resolving manufacturing discrepancies and interfacing with the cross-functional teams Managing the transition of suit fabrication for development and initial fabrication to production Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical/Astronautical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Production Engineering At least 2 years of hands-on fabrication, assembly, and/or testing experience (internship or experience on outside the classroom project teams can supplement for the required industry experience)
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience with or strong understanding of space suit systems and hardware Knowledge of garment or soft goods fabrication processes and techniques Experience with Unigraphics (NX) and Teamcenter CAD and PDM systems Experience in taking products through their life cycle processes with particular emphasis on Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail Strong analytical, computer, and written skills Ongoing drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of work
Additional Requirements:
Must be prepared to work all scheduled hours, overtime and weekends, as necessary Must be able to travel to various sites for support, as needed Able to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 25lbs
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 . 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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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.