1+ months

Process Planner, Spacecraft Integration (Fairing)

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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.



  • Assist the Fairing Integration team by creating technical specifications and work instructions for both new production fairings and flight-proven (refurbished) fairings
  • Create, revise, and maintain graphics-heavy, user-friendly instruction and process documents to produce and test flight hardware
  • Interpret manufacturing/assembly drawings and process specifications to create accurate technician-level work instructions that fully conform to design requirements
  • Incorporate redlines/edits from engineers into existing technical specifications, test procedures, and technician-level work instructions
  • Optimize order of operations and assembly sequence to maximize build efficiency and reduce the probability of technician error
  • Convert existing specification documents into standardized templates and perform formatting overhauls in Microsoft Word
  • Interact with engineering, subject matter experts, and shop floor personnel to ensure that work instructions are accurate and comprehensible
  • Act as subject matter expert on proprietary enterprise software systems and lead initiatives to improve feature sets and workflows to benefit the Payload Integration team


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of professional experience in planning or technical writing within the automotive or aerospace industry OR a bachelor€™s degree in an engineering discipline


  • Bachelor€™s degree in mechanical engineering, physics, aerospace engineering, or other engineering discipline
  • Experience with 2D and 3D graphics and both raster-and-vector based image-editing software
  • Experience converting engineering instructions and information into content intended for a variety of audiences and ability levels
  • Familiarity with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment, including complex fluid and/or mechanical assemblies
  • Experience reading technical drawings and schematics
  • Urgency to complete and improve mundane tasks that will require expertise and attention to detail
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, SQL, and JavaScript 
  • Experience with Microsoft Macro and VBA coding
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance
  • Ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration
  • Occasional travel may be required (<10%)


  • 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&#128;&#153;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.


Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-11-27

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