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Launch Quality Inspector - Level 4/5

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Quality Assurance
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 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.


Our quality inspectors are responsible for being the last line of defense in assuring mission success. You will perform in-process inspections and verify that all key performance and design characteristics are met or exceeded during test preparation and acceptance testing. You will be working hands on with the most cutting-edge rocket technology currently available and will be part of history.


  • Perform inspections (in-process and final) on structural and propulsion components and subassemblies (mechanical, electrical, electro- mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic)
  • Inspect, verify, and proactively support structures and propulsion development and acceptance testing; assure adherence to design, specification, and testing requirements
  • Document production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and process as required
  • Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to the site and other SpaceX locations
  • Process non-conforming product
  • Routinely observe technical operations and offer guidance and/or serve as an additional technical resource
  • Determine manufacturing compliance to NASA and customer, as well as internal, specifications to meet launch and mission requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 8+ years of inspection experience in an aerospace, military or manufacturing environment


  • Associate degree or higher in quality, engineering, or related field
  • FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) airframe and power plant license
  • Knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods, and processes
  • Knowledge of avionics and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of aerospace propulsion and principles
  • Knowledge of aerospace structures
  • Knowledge of GSE (ground support engineering/equipment) systems and general associated equipment
  • Strong knowledge and experience in aerospace standards and its general practices
  • Intermediate level skill with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Intermediate level skill with Windows operating systems


  • Shift times: 1st Shift (6:00 AM - 4:30 PM), 2nd Shift (5:00 PM - 3:30 AM)
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Willing to work overtime as needed


Pay range:
Quality Inspector/Level 4: $38.50 - $47.25/hour
Quality Inspector/Level 5: $44.00 - $55.00/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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


  • 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.