Spaceport Operations Specialist

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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.



  • Assist in all aspects of project implementation to build out the Boca Chica launch site as needed, including aesthetic industrial design improvements
  • Provide campus wide reporting on departmental spend, ticketing, and other metrics as requested
  • Maintain contracts for facilities services such as elevators, cranes, waste and recycling, pest control, landscaping, and other repair services to name a few
  • Obtain multiple bids from competing contractors by creating scopes of work
  • Perform job walk-downs with vendors, engineers, supervisors, and managers
  • Work with the purchasing department to ensure vendors are approved, vetted and insured
  • Assist with badging, ITAR and NDA requirements, and safety training
  • Create RFPO’s and assists the buyers with vendor selection
  • Ensure purchase orders are accurate with no cost over runs
  • Coordination to meet with the SpaceX end user and establish the scope of work


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of facility management experience


  • Eye for aesthetic industrial design
  • Experience with facilities within an aerospace industry
  • Familiar with space planning procedures and operations
  • Knowledge of computer applications and the ability to easily navigate through different computer software programs
  • Ability to create and update RFPOs and facilities work orders in an ERP software
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to make independent judgments with limited information
  • Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees, vendors, and customers
  • Logical and strategic approach to solving problems
  • Ability to read and understand basic floor plans
  • Comfortable working in a high-stress environment balancing several projects at any given time, and the flexibility to adjust for abrupt changes in strategic directions


  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and non-standard work-week hours


  • 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.  

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