Test Engineer, Texas SpaceX
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Test Engineer, Texas
Texas - Test Operations and Engineering | McGregor, TX, United States
SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up; including electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engines. Our development and production efforts represent some of the most dynamic and challenging technology and engineering systems in the world.
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 and technologies to continue to build our world class team.
Our employees thrive in a fast-paced environment 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 Test Engineers work in a fast-paced environment, supporting a variety of propulsion system tests.
- Conduct tests to evaluate hardware performance
- Understand complex test facility systems using schematics and wiring diagrams
- Understand test requirements and develop procedures
- Operate test console and direct a team of technicians to execute test processes
- Develop, continually review, maintain and execute test plans
- Work with data acquisition systems and control systems to continually improve in-test data recording
- Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected utilizing numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results
- Coordinate with design engineers to highlight problems and suggest areas for improvement
- Create the software tools to further enhance post-test data analysis
- Provide reports and document test results
- Develop novel ways site-wide to streamline processes and increase the reliability of testing operations
- Supervise assembly of engines, engine components, or stage integration
- Supervise pre- and post-test inspections
- 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:
- B.S. degree is required in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, or software engineering
- 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
Software/Computer Skills and Required Skill Level:
- A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding blueprints and technical manuals and reports
- Communication skills for relaying data (verbal and written) between other employees and customers
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- A strong passion for space exploration
- Windows Operating Systems, Intermediate
- Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote), Intermediate
- NI Labview, Intermediate
- Matlab, Novice-Intermediate
- Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment
- Good response to challenges posed by short deadlines
- Prolonged mental concentration
- 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
Additional position information
- Hands-on or test facility experience
- Experience using test instrumentation and control components: pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves
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 US Government space technology export regulations, SpaceX hires only US citizens and US Permanent Residents.
Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.
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