Hawthorne, CA Other 1 week ago

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.


The Starship Components Test team develops, tests, troubleshoots, and delivers automated test systems and mechanisms that drive critical capabilities on Starship/Super Heavy - from regulators and butterfly valves to flap/fin actuators. We design and build valves, regulators, and actuators for maximum reliability in extreme environments, with temperatures ranging from +900F to -400F and pressures beyond 10,000 psig. As an Electrical Engineer at SpaceX, you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge, experience, and creativity to develop novel solutions at the cutting edge of space technology. You will introduce innovative products to the factory, evolve shop layout and capabilities, implement flight-like testing, solve nuanced root cause investigations, and achieve SpaceX's highest-yet component build rate.

This Electrical Engineer role will be responsible for the development, build, and operation of complex and automated test systems. It is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to work on different systems, analyze data, troubleshoot anomalies, and the ability to work autonomously to fixed schedules while maintaining a safe work environment.


  • Work with a cross-discipline team including test, mechanical, and software engineers to conceptualize and develop test systems used to test and validate flight hardware.
  • Develop requirements for test systems used to test and validate flight hardware.
  • Utilization of software tools to facilitate the design and documentation of test of systems used to test and validate flight hardware.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with supervisors and managers to ensure all expectations of the systems for which they have developed and/or are responsible for, are met.
  • Understand all products and processes that require the systems for which they have developed and/or are responsible for.
  • Train new personnel on the required processes and operations of the systems for which they have developed and/or are responsible for.
  • Ensure all work is being conducted in compliance with all safety protocols, at all times.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
  • 1+ years of experience working on industrial automation.


  • Experience working with pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices.
  • Experience working with complex mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Experience working with complex automated test facilities.
  • Mathematical, computer, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.


  • Willing to work weekends and extended hours as needed.


  • 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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    13th May 2022
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