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Tooling Operations Manager

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Texas, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 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.



  • Coach and steer the tooling production team, as well as others supporting the precision assembly of critical factory tooling to think strategically about work practices and methods to optimize time and quality
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods
  • Develop and implement sustainable business processes needed for the successful completion of the projects assigned to the groups that fall within the organization
  • Identify opportunities where continuous improvement can be made to the current work practices and ethos and ensure all processes are documented correctly and consistently followed
  • Manage development performance of all direct reports, ensuring all agreed objectives are achieved and every shift has the right skills available and are properly balanced across the shifts
  • Manage via Key Performance Indicators and Annual Operating plan
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • 2+ years of experience with direct reports


  • Proven track record of guiding a team of highly skilled technicians through complex projects in hazardous environments while managing risks to the health & safety of those individuals
  • Familiarity with managing a team with diverse expertise in a demanding environment
  • Proficiency in supplier management, including outsourcing initiatives, supplier audits, and defect resolution
  • Experience working with production lean principles
  • Ability to bring multiple departments with different priorities together and steer them to a common goal
  • High computer literacy: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Thorough understanding of SpaceX business systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment, both independently and with a team
  • Strong communication and technical skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, and demonstrate a high sense of urgency


  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed (up to 5%)


Pay range:

Tooling Operations/Manager: $150,000.00 - $190,000.00/per year

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. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave 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.