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Production Robotic Technician/Welder - Machine Minder (SpaceX)
Ref No.: 15-01721
Location: Hawthorne, California
Space Exploration Technologies
Engineer The Future
SpaceX is a U.S.-based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. Founded in 2002, SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up, including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. TheFalcon 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. Our team is made up of more than 3,000 SpaceXers located across our Hawthorne, California headquarters; and other facilities in Florida, Texas, and Washington, DC.
Advance the course of human history and pave the ways to Mars
This is SpaceX. We are not like most companies. Our goal is to do what has never before been done--enabling mankind to live on other planets. We push the boundaries of what is currently possible, and understand it takes rare individuals to help us make this happen. We celebrate our successes, and each other. We seek future colleagues with a rare mix of drive, passion, scrappiness, intelligence, and curiosity to seek what's beyond the stars.
Playing a direct role in advancing the course of human history is no small endeavor. Join us, and find your place in the SpaceX legacy.

Robotic Welding Technician
  • Space Exploration Technologies is committed to providing the safest, most reliable and economical access to space. This position will fulfill these points by ensuring that robotic welding equipment efficiently and consistently produces high quality welds, this is especially critical as we begin manned missions and missions to Mars.
  • Maintaining robotic weld quality and efficiency.
  • Ensure all WPS's and PQR's are enforced, accurate and updated if needed. Along with any re-qualification tests are completed and validated when changes or updates are required
  • Troubleshooting robot errors.
  • Performing basic preventative and regular maintenance on robotic weld cells.
  • Use skills and experience to reduce cycle time within each robotic weld cell.
  • Perform Manual GTAW DC welding process on Aluminum in various positions and thicknesses per AWS D17.1 Class A procedures and specifications
  • Perform Manual GMAW welding process on Aluminum in various positions and thicknesses per AWS D17.1 Class A procedures and specifications
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 1 year of robotics experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of welding experience (GTAW & GMAW per AWS D17.1 Specifications).
  • Minimum 1 year of Metal Fabrication experience.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • AAS degree in Welding Technology or similar.
  • 5 years of Fanuc robotics experience.
  • 10 years of welding experience.
  • 3 years of GTAW welding experience on Aluminum using DC current
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in shop math, tooling technology, blueprint reading and measurement of parts.
  • Experience using precision measuring devices in a shop floor environment. (e.g., micrometers, calipers).
Additional Requirements:
  • Able to work 2nd shift hours (3:30pm - 2:00am).
  • Able to work overtime hours, as needed (50 hours std week).
  • Able to lift a minimum of 25lbs. unassisted.
  • Able to climb ladders.
  • Able to work near large, fast moving equipment.
ITAR 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. Learn more about ITAR here.
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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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