LAUNCH ENGINEER, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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.

Work as part of a small team of elite engineers designing and improving the mechanical, electrical and control systems at our rocket launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Be there on the ground floor, getting your hands dirty and contributing directly to the success of future launches.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, operate, install, and test low power electrical systems at SpaceX’s launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • Help manage the ground support control and instrumentation systems that operate the fueling and operation of the launch vehicle/spacecraft to support launch day activities; directly involved with all cape GSE build, checkouts, and troubleshooting
  • Operate, upgrade and maintain all data acquisition system hardware at launch and support sites
  • Control and maintain network infrastructure interfaces to data acquisition system
  • Build and design junction boxes and conveyances for end instruments
  • Create electrical schematics for new instrumentation
  • Use electrical equipment in the field to verify functionality of end instruments
  • Maintain systems through a preventative maintenance program
  • Address physical installation issues and wear/tear/corrosion of electrical components
  • Write procedures to address both routine tasks as well as off-nominal troubleshooting steps
  • Provide innovative solutions to special requirements and challenges faced by the team, which can range from specialized equipment to challenging installation locations and blast environments
  • Build, and operate servo motor controls

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or other engineering field
  • 1+ years of experience with instrumentation power systems design, data acquisition system, and/or instrumentation of some type (professional and/or academic lab experience qualifies)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficiency or direct hands-on experience in one or more of the following: electronics test rack design and build, data acquisition setup and field measurements, build of electronics systems or test systems for local assembly or industrial applications. (e.g. robotics, automotive, aircraft, marine, autonomous vehicles, RF or communication systems, power plant or chemical process type industrial systems)
  • 1+ years of professional experience with one or more of the following electrical test equipment: oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies
  • 1+ years of professional and/or classroom experience with low power systems and/or DC circuits and filters
  • Proficient in python, SQL, html, java, MS Excel
  • Experience with Modbus
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • Ability to juggle a multitude of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding atmosphere
  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Willing to travel to other SpaceX locations as necessary
  • Work schedule may vary depending on site operational needs, and flexibility is required
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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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