• Space Exploration Technologies
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • Manufacturing
  • Full-Time
  • 4247 W 130th St

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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.


Success in this role requires people who are motivated, adaptable, inquisitive, have a high level of attention to detail, and are eager to learn new things. The Materials Technician will be responsible for learning the details of our processes as they evolve, then using that understanding to effectively and safely operate equipment and propose improvements that help SpaceX make world-changing launch vehicles and spacecraft.


* Safely operate grit blasting equipment on cast metal parts with a variety of blasting media
* Safely operate grinding and deburring equipment
* Maintain a clean and safe metal removal work area
* Read and interpret work instructions and part drawings (blue prints and CAD)
* Support material removal strategies in partnership with design engineers
* Move and stage parts and material as needed with pallet jacks, forklifts, and other assisted lift methods or with SpaceX vehicles
* Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment


* 2+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing or production environment
* Hands-on experience with material removal processes or other hand-finishing work


* Experience with grinding operations
* Experience with investment casting
* Excellent attention to detail
* Demonstrated professional track record of creative problem solving, cost reductions, and process improvement


* 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) ###-####.

Associated topics: automatic, cad, cnc, cnc machine, cnc machining, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, computer aided manufacturing, computerized numerical control, fabrication

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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