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

Transport Technician

SpaceX • 
Cape Canaveral, Florida, 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.



  • Coordinate the safe transport of our flight modules from origin to destination

  • Responsible for the entire transport crew and support staff during transit and hand-off operations, including accompanying SpaceX personnel (logistics technicians, tiller operators, spotters) and outside contracted vendors (truck drivers, pole cars, private escorts)

  • Review all transportation documentation prior to departure to ensure transport strategy is in proper order for flight vehicle transport (permits, height checklist, pre/post trip)

  • Prepare contingency plans to mitigate risk

  • Travel with the assigned flight module at all times

  • Provide input and recommendations in compliance with DOT/CFR regulations to Logistics and Manufacturing for development and improvements to new and existing transport hardware

  • Evaluate in-transit risks and provides on-site solutions to alleviate risk. Including: routing, repairs, escorts, and drivers

  • Utilize master production schedule to coordinate resources ensuring teams and transport hardware/equipment are available

  • Oversee the accurate compilation and recording of pre, daily, and post trip inspections, security meetings, permit/route reviews, and procedural adherence

  • Develop, document, and coordinate work instructions with logistics management teams to ensure efficient packaging of flight vehicles, modules, and equipment is maintained

  • Create/maintain reports, presentations, and metrics as required to add value to organization and company development

  • Manage the development and implementation of annual and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for logistic activities and participate in the development of overall annual and long-term objectives

  • Make recommendations to Logistics Management to improve the health, timing, and safety of all movements

Job Requirements:
nt work experience in a logistics environment
  • 1+ years of experience working with oversize load transport and inventory processes

  • 1+ years of hands-on experience with preparing loads - rigging and packaging


    • Ability to use sound logic when faced with difficult decisions in high-pressure scenarios

    • Must be well organized and able to multi-task, detail oriented while also working within time constraints and deadlines

    • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance within the organization

    • Excels at operating in an extremely fast paced environment

    • Active problem solver

    • Bachelor's Degree

    • Knowledge and experience in transport equipment (tractor & trailer) design/maintenance

    • Knowledge of DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations and CFR (Code of Federal regulations)

    • Experience with scheduling and production work instructions to manufacture hardware

    • Advanced skills with MS Office Suite

    Additional Requirements:

    • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral

    • Must be available to work long hours and weekends, as necessary

    • Must be available to travel 25% of the time

    • Valid US Driver’s License


    • 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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