Apprentice Propulsion Technician
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.

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– Elon Musk

If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.

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Responsible for cleaning of tools, valves, regulators etc. Responsible for maintaining a professional and neat work area.

Responsible for staging, installing, set-up, testing and de-staging of production, repair and overhaul engines.

Troubleshoot engines and cell systems.

Operate test cell instrumentation and uses computer network systems, as well as test units as described in the Test Instruction

Accept or reject test units based on calculated test data and results.

Performs work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions.


High School Diploma or GED

Successful completion of a 90 day technician trainee development program at SpaceX, or comparable training program or similar work experience inclusive of direct mentorship with experienced/master technicians from another advanced spacecraft manufacturer within the last 3 years

At least 3 to 6 months of experience working on Aircraft or Rocket engines

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organizational, skills, leadership abilities, multitasking abilities, and problem solving skills

Ability to meet deadlines and have a “whatever it takes” attitude to complete assignments

Must be able to be self-directed and motivated to achieve department goals

Must be willing to work 2nd shift, 3pm – 11pm

Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed

Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds

Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position

Salary is between $13.00 - $15.00 per hour not negotiable

Currently we have six openings

SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.

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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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

Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.

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