Texas Rocket Development & Test - Engineering | McGregor, TX, United States
Space Exploration Technologies
Work to advance the course of human history and pave the way to Mars.
SpaceX is a US based advanced technology company founded by residing CEO and CTO, Elon Musk. SpaceX builds rockets and spacecraft from the ground up including cutting edge electronics, software, vehicle structures, and engine systems. The Falcon Launch Vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft programs are some of the most ambitious engineering systems in the world, designed to support our ultimate goals of aviation-like spaceflight capability and making humanity a multi-planet species.
'SpaceX is like Special Forces… we do the missions that others think are impossible. We have goals that are absurdly ambitious, but we're going to make them happen. We have the potential here at SpaceX to have an incredible effect on the future of humanity and life itself.'
– Elon Musk
If you’re undaunted by the impossible, actively seeking out insanely challenging projects under tight schedules, and want to work with a remarkable organization pushing the envelope of human exploration, then you will want to be part of the SpaceX legacy.
We are actively seeking the brightest minds from all industries and technologies to continue building our world class team. Please visit spacex.com for additional information.
Rocket Development Facility – Our Texas team is an integral part of SpaceX operations and plays the critical role of testing our flight vehicles and spacecraft. Located on a 700 acre site in central Texas, the Rocket Development Facility is responsible for testing hardware from development stages through acceptance for flight, and from component level to complete stage testing. Experiencing the rumbling of a rocket engine multiple times each day is just one of the highlights of working at our Rocket Development Facility.
Electrical Engineer (Instrumentation)
- Maintain National Instruments SCXI/PXI data acquisition systems
- Identify hardware requirements and compatibility
- Assemble, setup, and validate DAQ hardware configurations
- Troubleshoot DAQ hardware related problems
- Design wiring layouts and routing for interfacing to data acquisition systems
- Improve grounding and shielding of data systems
- Specify wiring specifications for harness builds
- Integration of new features into existing systems
- Provide technical support for instrumentation on test stands
- Provide and update drawings of electrical power systems, data/control systems
- Provide troubleshooting support for electronic technicians
- Calibration of instrumentation sensors
- Evaluate new systems, technologies, and architectures to reduce development time, increase reliability, and to streamline operations
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
- Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required; years of experience in lieu of degree will be considered
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- 5 years of relevant experience preferred; entry level positions also available
- Experience with National Instruments SCXI/PXI data acquisition systems high preferred
- 1-2 years’ experience with AutoCAD
- 1-2 years’ experience with Visio
- Experience with Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical a plus
- Proficient manual electronic skills such as soldering, insulation and wiring, splicing, and component selection
- Working knowledge of data acquisition systems
- Proficient with pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, accelerometers, strain gauges, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid valves
- Familiarity with National Instruments products, services and resources
- Demonstrated ability to implement and troubleshoot National Instruments hardware
- Proficient in noise reduction, shielding, grounding techniques, termination and analog and digital filtering to provide high fidelity measurements
- Ability to specify instrumentation wiring needed for various interfacing of data systems and sensors
- Experience with electrical power distribution, a plus
- Working knowledge of Labview, a plus
- Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and manage multiple priorities
- Physical effort with some handling of light weight supplies or materials (0 to 15 lbs)
- Typically 50 hour work weeks, schedule varies depending on site operational needs, flexibility required
- To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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.
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, 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 Resource Department at (310) 363-6000.