Spacex Employment – Structures Technician

Website SpaceX

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft.
  • Use tooling holes, pilot holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing or tooling instructions.
  • Align parts and secure in place using clecos or tooling/hand clamps.
  • Check for good edge margins and alignment.
  • Shim and/or trim parts as required.
  • Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes.
  • Locate, drill pilot holes using drill motor and proper size drill bit(s).
  • Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor.
  • 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.
  • Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly.
  • Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives, special finishes.
  • Load and unload ovens to bond detail parts to assemblies.
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner.
  • Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners.
  • Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation.
  • Install bushings into housings using arbor press and/or hydraulic puller.
  • Apply liquid nitrogen to facilitate installation of bushings.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • 1+ years of assembly experience.
  • Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company.
  • High-volume manufacturing experience.
  • Experience drilling, reaming, honing and/or 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.
  • Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view and understanding symbols, flag notes, and general notes.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions).
  • Experience making basic layouts on parts or assemblies in order to establish reference points and to check dimensions.
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications.

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Newport News, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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