Maintenance Technician - Temporary

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5381450 Creation Date Nov 16, 2018
Employer Posting No 34768816 Closing Date Jan 17, 2019
Job Site Address MCGREGOR, Texas 76657 Employer Type Private Sector
Openings 1

Job Description

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.


Rocket Development Facility Maintenance Technicians work in a fast paced testing environment, where the extraordinary becomes the everyday. The Maintenance Technicians will be involved in all aspects component and systems maintenance. They will utilize all tools at their disposal to ensure reliability of test stands on development and production test stands. This will involve corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance techniques as well as operational and design feedback for maintaining and improving all systems at the Rocket Development Facility.


Maintain and repair ground support equipment on test stands and facilities systems including pumps, tanks, valves, plumbing and instrumentation

Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair hardware associated with: high pressure gas; hydraulic; cryogenic systems and components and associated instrumentation

Maintain structural systems and components such as: rollers; bearings; rams etc.

Collaborate with design and test engineers to maintain systems in peak operating condition

Follow all regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures including quality policies, safety policies, OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA, ASME, NEC and other standards

Develop novel methods to streamline processes site-wide to increase reliability of internal processes


This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.



SHIFT: 1st, must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required


High school diploma or GED

2+ years maintenance technician experience

4+ years of experience with hydraulics, cryogenic, pneumatic, mechanical or electrical/data systems


Associate degree in a technical field

Experience with CMMS systems such as Maximo, SAP, etc.

Knowledge in the following areas desired: vacuum systems; bore scope inspections/operation; tubing and pipe fittings/joints; wide variety of mechanical fasteners; HVAC; rotating machinery (pumps, air compressors, etc.)

Formalized training/experience in the following fields: power plant, oil industry, aerospace, automotive or electronic (semi-conductor) fields

Knowledge of high pressure gas, hydraulic, cryogenic, flammable, hypergolic, pyrophoric systems

Experience with carpentry, painting, heavy equipment, grounds/building/industrial maintenance

Experience in maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting instrumentation, process controls and data and control systems

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and troubleshooting experience

Basic understanding of the theory of operation for the following instrumentation: pressure transducers, thermocouples (K&E), RTDs, load cells, flowmeters, and others

Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm's law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes


Must be detail oriented, organized, and demonstrate a high sense of urgency

Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 30lbs unassisted)

Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

Must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required

Work routinely performed in extreme outdoor environments - heat, cold, rain.

Ability to write detailed repair reports

Ability to use power tools, hand tools and power equipment

Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment


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 .

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.

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.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor Yes
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? No

Job Requirements

Occupation Maintenance Workers, Machinery
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and High School Diploma/GED

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Job Title Maintenance Technician - Temporary
Job Closing Date Jan 17, 2019
Open Until Filled No

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