Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade SkillsSpaceX 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 ultima
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Machine Maintenance Technician (CNC)

SpaceX • 
Hawthorne, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade Skills

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.



  • Maintain and repair all assets to ensure their proper operating condition

  • Provide preventative and correct maintenance on various complex CNCs – 5 axis milling, mill turn applications, horizontal and vertical lathes

  • Troubleshoot and repair control & electrical system failures involving – PLCs, HMIs, servomotors, servo amplifiers, Input/Output, field sensors, etc

  • Troubleshoot and repair various machine tool hydraulic & pneumatic systems – actuators, valves, pumps, filters, etc

  • Troubleshoot, adjust and repair machine tool mechanical systems – ballscrews, linear rails, guideways etc

  • Perform regular CNC geometry assessments to validate machine accuracy

  • Drive forklifts and company vehicles

  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

Job Requirements:
a or GED
  • 3+ years of maintenance technician experience

  • 3+ years of experience with hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical repair

  • 3+ years of experience with one or more of the following CNC control systems: Siemens 840D, Okuma, Fanuc, Heidenhain, Allen Bradley


    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline

    • 5+ years of experience as a maintenance technician or field service engineer

    • Experience installing and commissioning large CNC machines

    • Experience adjusting CNC geometry components including – squareness, backlash, linear compensation, servo timing

    • Experience using Renishaw calibration systems including XL-80 Laser Interferometer and Ballbar

    • Experience operating a forklift and other related inventory equipment

    • Ability to read and interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and drawings

    • Ability to write detailed repair reports (advanced MS Office skills)

    • Ability to use power tools and hand tools as well as heavy equipment

    • Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment while adhering to company policies, quality policies, and industry standards

    • Detail oriented, organized, and able to demonstrate a high sense of urgency

    • Analytic thinker that gets to the root of problems and comes up with permanent solutions to remedy issues

    • Self-motivated and able to work well with others


    • Must be available to work overtime and weekends as needed

    • Capable of being forklift and boom lift certified

    • Capable of lifting 50 pounds and working at heights

    • Willing to travel. Up to 10%

    • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg


    • 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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