SpaceX Structures Technician - Spin Form in Hawthorne, California

Structures Technician - Spin Form

Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade Skills

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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.



  • Modify, repair, assemble and install complex structural parts within flight & non-flight assemblies

  • Drill, ream, countersink full-size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using a drill motor and hand-drills

  • Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required

  • Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners

  • Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation

  • Install bushings into housings using an arbor press and/or hydraulic puller

  • Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, c-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 2 years of structural assembly experience


  • Knowledge of large machining operations and/or precision assembly operations

  • Heat treating experience (artificial aging, solution heat treating and/or annealing)

  • Lifting & rigging experience / forklift operation

  • Able to generate charts, graphs, pivot tables, slicers and reports from a dataset and explain trends and anomalies

  • Experience utilizing different root cause analysis methods such as 5 why's, fishbone, and Pareto analysis

  • Able to perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions)

  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications

  • Basic computer hardware competency, including connecting peripherals, network cables, printer configuration, wireless troubleshooting

  • Experience with drilling, reaming, honing and countersinking straight and close tolerance holes

  • Experience using various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools on structures materials

  • Able to adapt to constantly changing work assignments and fast paced work environment


  • Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. unassisted

  • Willing and able to work all required shift hours as well as overtime on normal business days, weekends, holidays etc. as necessary by the production schedule

  • Able to perform the following for long periods of time: standing, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, twisting, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position

  • Willing and able to tolerate loud noise levels, heat in order to perform the functions of this position


  • 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 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.

Job Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States