Ground Support Equipment Engineer, Texas SpaceX
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Ground Support Equipment Engineer, Texas
Texas - Ground Support Equipment Operations and Engineering | McGregor, TX, United States
SpaceX is a US based space technology company founded by its residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk, the former co-founder of PayPal. The company's goal is to renew a sense of excellence in the space industry by disrupting the current paradigm of complacency and replacing it with innovation and commercialized price points; laying the foundation for a truly space-faring human civilization.
SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. In-house development includes nearly all flight critical custom components amounting to approximately 85% of our vehicles both by mass and by value. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology opportunities seen by any organization.
Our success is driven by a wide variety of engineering perspectives and openness to all great ideas. We pride ourselves on being a meritocracy where employees are defined by their capabilities and contributions, instead of title or tenure. We are actively seeking the best and brightest minds from all industries to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced engineering ecosystem focused on innovation and high levels of personal responsibility. At SpaceX we cut through the noise and believe in the essentials of hardcore engineering.
We build it, test it, and fly it.
Rocket Development Facility â€" Our Texas team is an integral part of SpaceX operations and plays the critical role of testing our flight vehicles and spacecraft. Located on a 700 acre site in central Texas, the Rocket Development Facility is responsible for testing hardware from development stages through acceptance for flight, and from component level to complete stage testing. Experiencing the rumbling of a rocket engine multiple times each day is just one of the highlights of working at our Rocket Development Facility.
SpaceX Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Engineers work in a fast-paced environment, supporting a variety of propulsion and structural systems tests. Specific responsibilities associated with this job include, but are not limited to:
- Engineering, design, construction, and maintenance of test stands and related ground support equipment/processes
- Design and maintain facilities intended to test aerospace components, structures, and propulsion systems
- Design test stands using structural analysis and associated numerical tools
- Prepare for, coordinate, and conduct hardware testing
- Provide reports and document results
- Design and manage installation of propellants and pressurization systems
- Documentation of electrical systems to include software, wiring diagrams, etc.
- Analysis of high-fidelity measurement systems to include uncertainty, repeatability, and accuracy
- Develop plans to maintain state of the art installation of instrumentation for new test stands
- Develop novel ways to streamline site-wide processes and increase the reliability of testing operations
- Direct technicians to perform test stand maintenance
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
Education & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science degree is required in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or software engineering, (A Master's degree is encouraged, but not required)
- Positions are available beginning at entry level to 10+ years experience
- Experience in propulsion test and propulsion systems are preferred
- Hands-on work with testing and data acquisition
- Mechanical aptitude and experience
- Demonstrated experience where quick-thinking and problem solving plays a critical role
- 3-D modeling experience (SolidWorks, Unigraphics, etc.)
- Finite Element Analysis (Nastran, Ansys, etc)
Software/Computer Skills and Required Skill Level:
- Strong fundamental understanding of fluid systems engineering, mechanical design, or instrumentation systems, required
- Hands-on laboratory or test facility experience, preferred
- Experience with high pressure and cryogenic fluid system components (valves, reliefs, checks, filters, pipe and tubing, etc.), preferred
- Experience using test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves, preferred
- A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding blueprints and technical manuals and reports
- Use of precision measuring instruments
- Able to produce drawings for welders and machine shop fabrication
- Piping and instrumentation design
- Component requirements and selection
- Communication skills for relaying data (verbally and in-writing) between other employees and customers
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Windows Operating Systems, Intermediate
- Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), Intermediate
- NI Labview, Intermediate
- Unigraphics, Novice-Intermediate
- 3-D Modeling, Novice-Intermediate
- Nastran or Ansys, Novice-Intermediate
Additional position information
- The ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment
- Good response to challenges posed by short deadlines
- Prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)
- Acute attention to detail
- Problem solving and critical thinking skills
- A positive, upbeat attitude
- General physical fitness is required for some work areas, flight hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
- Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments â€" heat, cold, rain
- Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
Work Hours and Conditions:
SpaceX offers one of the best environments in the world for employees to learn, build real working systems and tackle exciting challenges every day. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, stock options, medical/dental insurance and free gym memberships. By joining the SpaceX team, you are not just a part of history, you are making it.
- Typically 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
- Ability to work rotating shifts
- Overtime is frequently required for particular tasks or test series
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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
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