Build and Flight ReliabilitySpaceX 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
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Build Reliability Engineer (Foundry)

SpaceX • 
Hawthorne, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Build and Flight Reliability

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.

BUILD RELIABILITY ENGINEER (FOUNDRY)

We are seeking an individual who is motivated, adaptable, inquisitive, has a high level of attention to detail, and is eager to learn new things. The Build Reliability Engineer will be responsible for learning the details of our processes as they evolve, and using that understanding to effectively and safely help SpaceX make world-changing launch vehicles and spacecraft. If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Establish and refine data collection methods for all process parameters in the foundry

  • Own the reliability landscape which includes leading product failure investigations and ensuring appropriate corrective actions are taken to correct problems encountered

  • Lead integrated product teams (design/manufacturing/process engineers, and operations leadership and personnel)

  • Work closely with Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) engineering to define appropriate acceptance plans for all Raptor engine castings

  • Utilizing a large data set, establish data analysis feedback loops for all castings that drive defect and rework/repair reduction through improvements in design decisions and casting processes

  • Provide steering to the foundry manufacturing and operations group using reliable data sources to ensure top efforts align with organization goals and direction

  • Work with materials engineers to design concise, useful experiments that capture accurate, meaningful data and subsequently translate that data to superior process control and part properties


Job Requirements:
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  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • 2+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing or production environment


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Master’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • Background in investment casting processes

  • Hands-on experience with one or more of the following processes: 3D printing, gluing/assembling plastic parts, surface prep, inspecting parts, operator maintenance (PM’s) of sophisticated equipment, maintaining process fluids/chemicals, CNC equipment setups, designing/modifying fixtures, operating lab or manufacturing equipment, documenting improvements

  • Knowledge and application of statistics, especially process control and capability studies

  • Demonstrated track record of success in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, and highly competitive environment

  • Personality and drive to execute in a scrappy entrepreneurial environment that operates under tight timelines and aggressive schedules

  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Capable of interacting with and conveying concepts within all levels of our organization


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:


  • Must be willing to work long hours as needed


ITAR REQUIREMENTS:


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 the 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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