Launch - 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 ultimate goal of enabling hu
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Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Launch - 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.

  • Complete welding assignments and procedures for construction and repair of all site structural stands on time, safely, and in a professional manner

  • Cut, trim, or modify metal parts, fit and fabricate metal components to dimensions for building and assembling test site structural forms

  • Collaborate with welding lead coordinator to ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project

  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable

  • Utilize hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together and cut metal components and parts to assemble structural members

  • Maintain a 6010 root, and 7018 uphill fill and caps on carbon pipe (when unsure of bead size refer to lead coordinator)

  • Ensure all welds are complete by cleaning and inspecting the weld for proper tie-ins and defects as well as cleaning off all spatter and slag

  • Utilize zinc coat spray on welds when working with existing structures

  • Obtain and maintain licenses, operator permits or certifications as required

  • Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly

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

Job Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED

  • 7+ years of professional experience working in construction or fabrication

  • 2+ years of professional experience welding at an industrial construction site

  • 2+ years of professional experience working with high pressure fluid systems

  • Professional experience with SMAW, MIG and oxy/acetylene cutting

  • AWS certified welder


    • Forklift certified

    • Experience working in clean rooms

    • General mechanical skills in concrete, machining, and alignment/setting

    • Certification in SMAW, GMAW or GTAW

    • Knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements

    • Knowledge in standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade

    • Knowledge in ferrous and non-ferrous metals in relating to welding and brazing

    • Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade

    • Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment

    • Use of precision measuring instruments

    • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment


    • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral

    • Ability to work multiple shifts and change shifts with minimal notice

    • Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 20% travel

    • Ability to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum

    • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 30 lbs.) unassisted

    • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand

    • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain

    • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise


    • 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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