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Friction Stir Welding Technician - 2nd Shift

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Friday, October 27, 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.



  • Set up and operate large, motion-controlled machines to create friction stir welds on launch vehicles
  • Perform precision blending using hand tools to prepare metallic surfaces for welding and non-destructive evaluation
  • Perform periodic maintenance on machines with complex pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems
  • Accurately use precision measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, and torque wrenches
  • Assist with area projects to improve safety, quality, and delivery


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Experience with machining, welding, or metal fabrication


  • 3+ years of industry experience in machining, welding, or metal fabrication
  • Experience in a manufacturing or production environment in the aerospace industry
  • Ability to interpret electronic work instructions, process specifications, and technical drawings
  • Ability to perform basic shop math (such as geometry and trigonometry)
  • Experience with PLC troubleshooting, HMIs, and NC programming
  • Experience with surface and sub-surface NDE methodologies (such as dye penetrant inspection or ultrasonic inspection)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Must be open to working all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed
  • Shift start time: 2nd shift (3:30pm)
  • This is a hands-on position that may require standing for up to 4 hours a day and working directly with hardware on the floor
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Must be comfortable stooping, bending, standing, climbing ladders, or working in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as required


Pay range:
Friction Stir Welding Technician/Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
Friction Stir Welding Technician/Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
Friction Stir Welding Technician/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 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.


  • 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.