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Quality Inspector (Dragon Spacecraft)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Quality Assurance
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 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.



  • Provide detailed in-process inspections on Dragon spacecraft electrical and mechanical assemblies, using detailed drawings, CAD models, and established processes to verify conformance to design requirements.
  • Identify, document, and resolve production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and pursue corrective action as required.
  • Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to the Dragon spacecraft integration department.
  • Document production non-conformances in accordance with prescribed procedures and processes as required.
  • Support quality management system policies and procedure documentation, assess compliance to company and industry standards, initiate and lead continual improvement and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.


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


  • Bachelor's degree or associate degree in a technical or engineering field.
  • Experience with quality assurance principles, methods, and processes.
  • Experience with avionics and electrical systems.
  • Experience with aerospace propulsion and principles.
  • Experience with aerospace structures.
  • Experience with performing electronic testing and inspections using portable measuring devices.
  • Strong understanding of safety programs and OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Practical experience working within quality management systems (AS9100 and ISO 9001).


  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed. Approximate shift start times: 1st shift (5am), 2nd shift (3:30pm)
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, be able to maneuver in tight spaces, and stand for extended periods.
  • Must be able to travel for short trips as needed. Up to 10% travel.


Pay range:
Quality Inspector /Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
Quality Inspector /Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
Quality Inspector /Level 3: $30.00 - $38.00/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.