Machine Operator (Starship) - Temporary (Night Shift)

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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.

MACHINE OPERTOR – TEMPORARY (NIGHT SHIFT)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate and maintain equipment such as Laser Cutters, Press Brakes, Water jets, and Roller machinery
  • Assemble basic flight hardware which includes torqueing fasteners
  • Read basic blue prints to ensure parts are made to Engineering specifications to meet customer needs
  • Use basic inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, thread gauges and radius gauges to verify conformance of hardware
  • Fabricate complex, tight tolerance parts, using various sheet metal materials that include several types of steel aluminum, pyron, and zotek

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: 6 months
  • LOCATION: Brownsville, TX
  • SHIFT: Nigh shift (6:00 PM – 6:00 AM)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience working with machinery in a shop environment

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of machine operating experience
  • Experience operating all equipment in a high volume sheet metal fabrication shop
  • High mechanical aptitude

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to work the night shift (6:00 PM - 6:00 AM), overtime, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to stand for extended periods - 8 hours minimum
  • Ability to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces
  • Comfortable with repetitive movement, bending or twisting, and using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, and exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting

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.

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