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Machining Technician (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

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.


As a machining technician, you will directly operate CNC mills in support of our internally manufactured satellite and gateway parts. These parts maintain exceptionally tight tolerance requirements in order to provide the RF (Radio Frequency) performance our cutting-edge satellite network requires. You will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality and efficiency and will directly interface with assembly and test technicians, quality inspectors, and engineers on the Starlink satellite and gateway teams.


  • Load cutting tools, fixturing, and pre-machined blanks into CNC mills for machining
  • Operate CNC milling equipment for machining of waveguide components
  • Deburr and precision clean waveguide components
  • Package and deliver parts for assembly
  • Perform basic machine checks and light preventative maintenance
  • Assist with various shop floor activities including: 5S, material handling, forklift operation


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment or machine shop


  • 3+ years of prior experience working in a machine shop
  • Knowledge of CNC machining
  • Experience using various measuring instruments: micrometers, calipers, profilometers, and borescopes
  • Ability to read and work off of a blueprint
  • Experience in an aerospace or manufacturing environment


  • Must be able to work all required shift hours, overtime and/or weekends, as needed. Nominal hours - 1st shift: 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 2nd shift: 4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Repetitive movement, bending or twisting, using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting, and exposure to typical shop chemicals (coolant, solvents, cleaners) are generally required to perform the functions of this position


Pay range:

Machining Technician/Level 1: $22.00 - $26.50/hour

Machining Technician/Level 2: $25.00 - $31.00/hour

Machining Technician/Level 3: $29.00 - $37.00/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 and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Non-exempt Washington employees are eligible for sick leave in accordance with Washington's Sick Leave policies.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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.