Welding Inspector Specialist
McGregor, TX
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


  • Perform internal and external inspections to determine if a weldment meets the acceptance criteria of a specific code, standard, or document.
  • Have the ability to properly interpret Codes and Specifications in accordance with the drawing requirements
  • Use a computer to compile and submit data of acceptance or rejection of weld quality, as well as for inter-office communications
  • Pay attention to detail and be capable of recommending and approving repairs as well as performing visual inspection of completed work.
  • Complete welding procedures and welder qualification documentation
  • Apply industry standards or internal requirements to inspections, as directed and based on site needs
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • High school diploma or GED
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) level II certifications in magnetic-particle (MT) and visual testing (VT)
  • 5+ years of experience in weld inspection
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards including American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
  • CWI certification
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) level II certifications in ultrasonic (UT)
  • Working knowledge of nondestructive examination (NDE) methodologies and ultrasonic testing (UT) inspections
  • 3-5 years preferred, in the use of oxy acetylene, fitting, arc gouging and electronic welding equipment related to the trade
  • General mechanical skills in concrete, machining, and alignment/setting
  • Knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements
  • Knowledge in standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade
  • Knowledge in ferrous and non-ferrous metals in relating to welding and brazing
  • Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade
  • Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment
  • Use of precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Familiarity with various aerospace materials, such as, Aluminum (6061 and 2219), various grades of stainless steel, Inconel, copper, titanium,monel, etc.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively to remote sites for initial build and upgrades. Travel up to 50%
  • Must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments- heat, cold, rain
  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, and lifting (up to 25 lbs. unassisted) and able to work on ladders/lifts at elevated heights (up to 300 feet)
  • 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 ( https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987 ).
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