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Composites Structures Technician

SpaceX • 
Hawthorne, California, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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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.

COMPOSITES STRUCTURES TECHNICIAN

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Trimming/finishing of composite and composite metallic assemblies
  • Assembly of structures including setup, bonding and fastener applications
  • Surface prep, using grit blast, hand abrade and power abrasion techniques
  • Repair composite defects
  • Use tooling holes, pilot holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing or tooling instructions
  • Align parts and secure in place using clecos or tooling/hand clamps
  • Check for good edge margins and alignment
  • Shim and/or trim parts as required
  • Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes
  • Locate, drill pilot holes using drill motor and proper size drill bit(s)
  • Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor
  • Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required
  • Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners
  • Load and unload ovens to bond detail parts to assemblies
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner
  • Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners
  • Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation
  • Install bushings into housings using arbor press and/or hydraulic puller
  • Apply liquid nitrogen to facilitate installation of bushings
  • Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)
  • Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing
Job Requirements:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • At least 2 years of experience using hands tools in the aerospace, manufacturing, marine or automotive industry

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with reaming, honing and/or countersinking of uniform close tolerance holes in proper sequence while using the correct tool for the job (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner)
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, an understanding for drawing symbols, flag notes and general notes
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, read Travelers and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working within a fast-paced production environment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25lbs. unassisted
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work all required shift hours, overtime and weekends as needed

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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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