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Ground Operations Engineer Launch Pads job at Spacex in Cape Canaveral FL
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Ground Operations Engineer Launch Pads
Cape Canaveral FL 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.
GROUND OPERATIONS ENGINEER LAUNCH PADS
SpaceX is currently seeking an individual to join the Ground Operations Engineering Team in Cape Canaveral FL. As a member of the Ground Operations Engineering Team you will have the opportunity to utilize your multi-disciplinary knowledge experience and creativity to develop solutions to Launch Pad Operations with the goal of maximizing efficiency without sacrificing safety or reliability.
While preparing the pads for launch you will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of Launch Pad GSE (Ground Support Equipment) have been properly inspected configured and tested to support Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy interface requirements. During integrated Launch Operations you will be responsible for leading a team of technicians on the pads through operational procedures resulting in successful on-time launches.
Identify and execute Launch Pad hardware and process optimizations to drive towards a physics based launch-to-launch cadence with increased reliability and decreased cost
As assigned represent the Ground Operations Engineering team during launch campaigns by ensuring pad operations are on schedule all testing and verifications have been completed and outstanding issues have been resolved and/or communicated to the various teams supporting Launch Operations
Perform pre and post-launch operations on the launch vehicle and supporting ground systems
Use fluid dynamic thermodynamic low voltage electrical and mechanical system knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a fast-paced environment
Author review and execute technical work instructions such as inspection plans operational procedures and test plans
Be a self-starter that will seek out the solutions to technical problems with the local team along with the larger SpaceX workforce
Drive efficiency and site-wide commonality into all aspects of ground operations by closely collaborating with engineering staff and technicians from multiple departments on a daily basis
Represent SpaceX by presenting certification packages and engineering data to U.S. government agencies including NASA US Air Force and others
Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering aerospace engineering physics computer science or other engineering discipline
2+ years of hands-on experience working with complex fluid mechanical or low voltage electrical systems in a professional setting or outside the classroom project team
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience working at a rocket launch/test facility and supporting launch/test campaigns
Demonstrated expertise in SpaceX core planning tools such as Shop Floor Manufacturing Planning and Test Plans
Experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure high energy hazardous gases and fluids etc.)
Familiarity with instrumentation and control components (pressure transducers thermocouples RTDs strain gauges accelerometers flow meters load cells relays solenoid pneumatic valves)
Knowledge of engineering standards and best practices such as ASME B31.3 ASME BPV Code Section VIII and AFSPCMAN 91-710
Experience reviewing data from anomalies and identifying root cause
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure fast paced environment
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong work ethic and drive to for constant improvement balanced with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Must be willing to work weekends and night shifts as needed
Must be willing to travel to other launch sites in support of operational activities and launches; travel requirement is up to 15%
Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral
- 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 SpaceXs 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) ###-####.
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