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Build Specialist, Tooling (Starship)

Company: SpaceX
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Build Specialist, Tooling (Starship) at SpaceX

Brownsville, TX, United States

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.



+ Drive the manufacturing of projects and verify all critical information is provided to complete the project(s)

+ Own manufacturing, schedule, and sourcing of critical production tools

+ Interpret technical drawings and documents with regards to manufacturing and fabrication processes to create accurate manufacturing planning

+ Validate and ensure planning documents are maintained throughout the manufacturing cycle

+ Interact with Numeric Control (N/C) programmers, welders, machinists, shop personnel, outside suppliers and engineers to ensure flawless and timely execution projects

+ Communicate progress to leadership, engineering, and production teams regularly; including presenting and executing on opportunities for design changes that would accelerate fabrication

+ Creatively work projects based on company priorities to meet and exceed aggressive need dates

+ Collaborate with tooling engineers on tooling design for manufacturing


+ Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, or science or 2-year technical school degree or technical civilian or military certifications

+ Experience with CAD/CAM

+ 3+ years of professional experience working in an aerospace/automotive manufacturing technician, planning, direct support, or technical development role


+ Strong analytical, computer, and written skills

+ Skilled in reading and interpreting engineering drawings, parts lists, and specifications

+ Project management experience in fabrication shop environment

+ Comfortable interacting daily with design engineers as well as shop floor technicians

+ Mechanically inclined, proficient with all types of hand tools

+ Knowledge of 3, 4 & 5 axis CNC milling, welding, waterjet programming, tooling fabrication and assembly

+ Hands on experience with TIG welding, orbital tube welding, tube bending, precision cleaning and/or supporting processes

+ 1+ years of tooling manufacturing experience within the aerospace, automotive or metal fabrication industries

+ Intermediate competency coding in SQL, Matlab, Python, C++, or similar

+ Experience with Unigraphics NX and Teamcenter CAD and PLM systems

+ Proactive, self-starter attitude and ability to own on projects from womb to tomb

+ Strong understanding and application of GD&T

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision


+ Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying may be required to perform the functions of this position

+ Work schedule may vary depending on site operational needs, which may require extended hours, and flexibility is required

+ Must be open to work all shifts depending on operational needs

+ Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain

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


Pay range:

Build Specialist/Level 1: $28.00/hour

Build Specialist/Level 2: $32.00/hour

Build Specialist/Level 3: $36.00/hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


+ 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.

Keywords: SpaceX, Brownsville , Build Specialist, Tooling (Starship), Other , Brownsville, Texas

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