- Associate's degree
- High school diploma or GED
- Driver's License
- ASME codes & standards
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.
Maintenance technicians at the Rocket Development Facility work in a fast paced testing environment, where the extraordinary becomes the everyday. The maintenance technician will be involved in all aspects of component and systems maintenance. They will utilize all tools at their disposal to ensure the reliability of rocket development and production test stands. This will involve corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance techniques as well as operational and design feedback for maintaining and improving all systems.
Maintain and repair ground support equipment on test stands and facilities systems including fluid, structural, and mechanical systems
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair hardware associated with rocket test stand systems
Maintain structural/mechanical systems and related components such as rollers, bearings, rams, etc.
Collaborate with design and test engineers to maintain systems in peak operating condition, provide operational feedback, and promote continual improvement
Develop novel methods to streamline processes site-wide to increase reliability of internal processes
Follow all regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures including quality policies, safety policies, OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA, ASME, NEC and other standards
High school diploma or equivalency certificate
4+ years of experience working with hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, electrical, cryogenics, high pressure, or data systems
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
2+ years of maintenance technician experience
Associate degree in a technical field
Strong familiarity with plumbing, instrumentation, and electrical schematics/diagrams
Formal experience working in a fast-paced production environment with power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, or electronics production
Knowledge of vacuum systems, HVAC systems, process piping inspections/operations, tubing and pipe fitting, rotating machinery (pumps, air compressors), and a wide variety of mechanical fasteners
Knowledge of high pressure gas, hydraulic, cryogenic, flammable, hypergolic, and pyrophoric systems
Experience with heavy equipment or industrial operations and maintenance
Experience in maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting instrumentation, process controls, and data and control systems
Operational knowledge of process instrumentation (pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, load cells, flow meters, etc.)
Operational knowledge of basic electrical theory and electrical troubleshooting (multi-meter fault finding; soldering/connecting; operation of various crimping tools)
Experience with CMMS or ERP systems such as Maximo, SAP, Oracle, etc.
Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while maintaining a high sense of urgency in a high-paced, challenging work environment
Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative, and communicate effectively
Proficient with computers with the ability to use MS Office suite
Strong communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between vendors, customers, and other employees
Willingness to perform other related duties for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
Self-starter attitude, energy, and the ability to communicate effectively across many cross-functional disciplines
Ability to operate power tools, hand tools, and power equipment
Ability to write detailed repair reports
Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment
Working conditions may be in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings, and climbing hand over hand
Ability to lift heavy objects up to 25lbs unassisted
Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 300 feet) with proper PPE
Ability to respond to emergencies to support priority projects, missions, and launches
Available to work extended hours and weekends as needed; flexibility is required
Ability to work in extreme outdoor environments when needed – heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.
Ability to work in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
Valid driver's license
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