Production Supervisor (Orbital Tube Welding)
SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

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Space Exploration Technologies

Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.

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.

"SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious by any reasonable standard, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect on the future of humanity and life itself."
– 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.

We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit for additional information.

Production Supervisor (Orbital Tube Welding)

Supervise shop floor activity, including daily schedules and workflow.

Resolve nonconformance issues including documentation of associated rework.

Lead and manage a staff of ~40 technicians.

Review work instructions and making change recommendations when needed.

Responsible for assessing & vetting the appropriate skillset needed.

Identifying and set-up of training programs

Develop reporting procedures and systems such as dashboard status.

Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff.

Accomplishes production results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job results.

Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods.

Develop and Implement cost reductions processes and efficiency improvement measures.

Facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.

Production risk identification and mitigation.

Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications.

Maintain tooling and consumable supply inventory.

Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.

Required Skills and Experience:
B.S. in an engineering field or equivalent experience required.

Minimum of 3 years in high volume manufacturing sector.

Minimum of 2 years in management required with strong leadership skills.

Safety training and/or safety certifications required.

Experience monitoring, tracking and continually improving total cost equation.

Experience with applying lean manufacturing principles, efficiency methods required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production desirable.

Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed.

Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed.

Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret and follow:

Schematics: engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts list.

Cable Harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts list.

Mechanical Assemblies: mechanical drawings and parts lists.

Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production.

Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment.

Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy.

Additional Requirements:
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.

About SpaceX:
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.

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

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