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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.


The sensors assembly technician is responsible for mechanical, electrical assembly and test of transducers and sensors used by all SpaceX vehicles and spacecraft.


  • Mechanical/electrical assembly and test of transducers
  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications, and test instructions
  • Use various mechanical tools with minimal instruction
  • Collaborate with production engineers to develop and document activities
  • Ensure all preventative maintenance is performed safely and on time
  • Identify early signs of equipment and process degradation
  • Operate advanced machinery for processes such as wire bonding, resistance welding, laser welding, epoxy dispensing, proof testing, and thermal cycling
  • Run functional testing on electromechanical devices
  • Build development parts and provide feedback to the engineering team to simplify the build process


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience with hand or power tools


  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Occupational trade school qualification in an electrical based field
  • 2+ years of experience with industrial electrical and/or electronic wiring or harnessing
  • Demonstrable hands-on skill in fault finding and problem resolution
  • Meticulous attention to detail with hands-on work
  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical and electrical drawings, manuals and reports. Experience navigating assemblies in 3D CAD


  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed. Estimated start times: 1st shift (5am), 2nd shift (3pm)
  • 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 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Must be able to work with automated equipment


Pay range:    
Avionics Sensors Technician /Level 1: $20.00 - $24.50/hour    
Avionics Sensors Technician /Level 2: $23.00 - $29.00/hour    
Avionics Sensors Technician /Level 3: $27.00 - $35.00/hour    

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


  • 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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United States, Hawthorne, CA
Posted 2 months ago
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