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CNC Machinist (Test Specimen Machining) - 2nd Shift

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

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hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 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.


  • Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including, but not limited to; CNC mill (horizontal and vertical spindle), CNC lathe, wire EDM, manual mill/lathe and all other typical machine shop equipment
  • Support mechanical test lab with metallic test specimen machining for tensile and fracture toughness, as well as fixture machining/repair


  • 5+ years of professional experience running CNC vertical milling centers, CNC turning centers or wire EDM
  • High school degree or GED equivalent


  • 2+ years of experience in test specimen machining
  • Proficiency with typical precision measurement tools such as dial indicators, bore gauges, micrometers, calipers, and other common inspection tools
  • Experience with Fanuc, Sodick machine tool controls
  • Ability to read engineering prints, proficient interpretation of GD&T feature interpretation
  • Desire to work collaboratively across several teams as needed to complete projects requiring multiple disciplines
  • Knowledge of CAM software (Mastercam/Esprit/Fusion 360 with FeatureCAM)
  • Strong communication skills and a desire to help achieve company goals in a dynamic and challenging environment


  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Able to travel for short trips as needed
  • Able to wear appropriate PPE for mechanical testing and machine shop environment
  • Able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. unassisted, no more than 50 lbs
  • Standing for long periods of time, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position


Pay range:
CNC Machinist /Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
CNC Machinist /Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
CNC Machinist /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.

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