Lead Production Engineer

  • Full Time
  • USA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • 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.

Company Details

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.

As a Lead Production Engineer at SpaceX you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge, experience and creativity to develop novel solutions at the cutting edge of space technology.  You will work on avionics systems that will ferry humans to and from the International Space Station and ultimately extend humanity’s reach beyond the Earth and Moon.  You will own the relationship between our development and production teams.  You will provide input into the design and development of new and existing hardware and take a lead role in manufacturing and integration on our current and next generation launch vehicles and spacecraft. Achieve and maintain production throughput requirements, identify production blockers and work with the Manufacturing Engineering team to eliminate them.


  • Lead a team of technicians in achieving rate in Falcon and Dragon and introducing Starship sensors.
  • Provide mentorship and technical guidance to technicians.
  • Stand as a technical expert in sensors processing and test.
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Disposition non-conforming hardware to efficiently return them to conforming state and normal product flow.
  • Collaborate and implement process improvements to reduce assembly hours and build cost with the support of Manufacturing Engineering, Design, and Test Engineering.
  • Fully develop and implement future state production systems for all products.
  • Oversee process functions, document control and continuous improvement within transducer processes as assigned to support Manufacturing Engineers. This includes driving tool design and verification, capacity and capital requirements, work instructions, supply chain development, etc.


  • Bachelors of Science in engineering.
  • 2 years of experience in an electromechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with the basic manufacturing and testing processes.
  • Experience with end-to-end printed circuit board fabrication, assembly and test.
  • Experience with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Experience implementing Design for Manufacture and Design for Test.


  • Masters of science in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, or aerospace engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience training and mentoring technicians.
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly adaptive and iterative environment.
  • Ability to influence other organizations through strong engineering/business rationale and data.
  • Ability to effectively organize, assign and track work/deliverables.
  • Ability to develop manufacturing strategies based on specialized business needs.
  • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Experience with Altium Designer, NX and Teamcenter.
  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Ability to define scope of work independently and execute accordingly.
  • Working experience in an AS9100 or equivalent quality system.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.


  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.


  • 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.


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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