Supply Chain ManagementSpaceX 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 Ma

Shipping Specialist

SpaceX • 
Hawthorne, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Supply Chain Management

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.

Shipping Specialist – Logistics

As a Shipping Specialist, you will be responsible for the expedient movement of designated items needed to support production, test, and launch operations. Primary functions of the Shipping Specialist include the packaging, manifesting, and tracking of materials as requested by internal and external customers.


  • Sort USPS mail and categorize by department for delivery to internal customers

  • Identify and coordinate with security team(s) screening of executive mail

  • Identify appropriate internal routing for indistinctly addressed mail

  • Interact with Executives Assistants, or Executives to ensure timely delivery of sensitive materials

  • Assist internal customers in determining accurate postage/shipping to efficiently route personal requests

  • Maintain inventory levels necessary to support mail center operations, including postage meter funds

  • Processes certified mail for internal customers, HR, Legal, and Finance departments as needed

  • Communicate with SpaceX employees for personal article pickup (business cards, personal packages, etc.)

  • Properly package and manifest parcel, LTL, and large freight as required to ensure product integrity throughout the transportation cycle to intended destination

  • Manifest consignments with information provided by requestor and schedule movements accordingly based on delivery demand (FedEx, UPS, 3PL vendors, expedite courier services, etc.), ensuring that each package has the correct information and configuration to guarantee intended delivery conditions

  • Create shipping documents, packing slips, shipping labels and BOLs meeting SpaceX processing requirements

  • Create/print identifying labels for all material/packages being shipped for traceability

  • File and maintain records of shipping documents per departmental guidelines

  • Perform cycle counts to assure proper inventory is allocated in Shipping-owned Incoming/Outgoing areas

  • Track critical shipments and update delivery status to requestors

  • Responsible for system integrity for all shipments including coordination with requestor and distribution center(s) to ensure timely product delivery

  • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with best business practices

  • Accurately update required tracking systems (spreadsheets, modules, external data sources)

  • Operate forklifts and material handling equipment per safety procedures to load carriers as required in order to load material onto delivery trucks competently and without incident

  • Coordinate with internal delivery system drivers/material handlers to pick up and expedite material to the shipping department to avoid cutoffs and evade flight delays

  • Maintain good customer relationships and provide timely updates on shipments as needed to both origin and destination

  • Process outbound material through ERP system, partnering with appropriate departments to ensure quality and quantity of material is delivered to vendors

  • Maintain good housekeeping in area

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 3 years in a shipping role

  • Experience in freight and expedited shipping

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred

  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, or commercial aircraft environment

  • Experience with ERP system(s)

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft, Excel and Power Point

  • Certification operating a forklift or other material handling motorized vehicles and equipment

  • Comprehension of shipping International goods to Asia, UK and South America

  • Comprehension of shipping temperature sensitive items within the US

  • Knowledge of Indicia and Pitney Bowes software (USPS requests)

  • Knowledge of processing USPS certified mail

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs., lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

  • Must be open to working all required shift hours, including overtime, and weekends, as needed

  • Reading comprehension, multitasking, critical thinking, coordination

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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