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SpaceX Satellites Electro-Mechanical Technician in Hawthorne, California

Satellites Electro-Mechanical Technician at SpaceX

Hawthorne, CA, United States

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.



  • Mechanical/electrical assembly of PCB assemblies into product chassis

  • Build small electrical sub-assemblies

  • Build-up battery cell modules

  • Wire harnessing

  • Solder and desolder through-hole and SMT components

  • Support conformal coat, masking, epoxy application and coating

  • Run functional testing on units


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • 3+ years of experience using mechanical hand tools


  • Associate degree

  • Conformal coat support experience utilizing NVOC, urethane, acrylic and silicone based CC

  • Experience maintaining and programming of PVA conformal coat system

  • Current or past certification for NASA-STD-8739.3, IPC-610 or equivalent

  • Experience preferred in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware

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

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills

  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy


  • Must be willing to travel (approximately 10%) to other SpaceX locations, as necessary

  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position

  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted


  • 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 (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) .

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.