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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.


Develop, implement, and productionize metal additively manufactured products.  Identify and implement process and design improvements necessary to advance quality, cost, and production speed. Collaborate cross functionally with responsible engineers, designers, and other production teams to achieve goals for product. Delegate tasks where needed, but ultimately responsible for the success of additive products through their entire lifecycle.


  • Support design for additive consultation and utilize 3D modeling to optimize product design
  • Incorporate geometric compensation, support structure, machine stock, GD&T, and powder removal required to produce products effectively at scale
  • Utilize both established and development processes to generate additive build files. Optimize print process techniques in collaboration with process engineers to reduce build time while ensuring product quality and consistency
  • Establish and iterate on engineering planning and controls in order to produce additive consistent and repeatable product from print start through customer delivery
  • Implement and validate all powder and support removal processes and techniques to ensure no entrapment quality escapes
  • Establish and perform first article evaluations to validate development updates in collaboration with materials engineering
  • Own and resolve product quality non-conformances through issue ticket systems. Utilize systematic root-cause analysis techniques to troubleshoot and drive robust solutions to reoccurring problems
  • Own additive process qualification efforts specific to product as they mature to flight status


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of engineering design or manufacturing industry experience


  • 5+ years of experience in metal additive manufacturing
  • Hands-on experience operating laser powder bed fusion platforms
  • Tangible demonstration of projects driven from design concept, through prototype test, and successfully integrated into production manufacturing
  • Experience in a fast-paced, iterative design environment within the aerospace, marine or automotive industries
  • Siemens NX 3D modeling and assembly experience
  • Ability to perform trade studies using first principles and engineering fundamentals
  • Proficient in basic principles of compressible and incompressible flow, thermodynamics, thermochemistry, mechanics, materials, and electrical circuits
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to succinctly present recommendations
  • Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends 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.  

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Posted 2 months ago