Technical Writer
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.

Create, revise, and maintain planning documents in support of the Quality Management System and Customer contract requirements.

Apply knowledge of processes and materials; including fabrication, machining, and assembly for primary and secondary structural components, plumbing assemblies, and engine components.

Interpret technical documents in regards to aerospace manufacturing, assemblies, database systems, and processes to create accurate planning.

Process the necessary documentation to complete job assignments and resolve discrepancies in order to expedite the flow of material

Interact with shop personnel to ensure work instructions are accurate and comprehensible.

Resolve discrepancies arising from incorrect paperwork or other related problems

Effectively use support groups to resolve constraints or problems.

Provide status to management on work load and task assignments. Work with management to assist in resolving problems and developing methods and techniques for assured department capability

Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor Degree required

Minimum of 2 – 3 years in Automotive or Aviation industry planning or technical writing required

General knowledge and ability to read and interpret CAD (NX 6)

Familiarity with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment

Strong analytical, computer, and written skills. Microsoft applications (Excel and Power Point) a must.

Possess capacity to read and understand technical drawings and schematics

Preferred skills and Experience:
Exposure to Teamcenter desirable

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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