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Production Coordinator (Starship)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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.


The Production Coordinator is a vital role to the success of Starship and SpaceX’s production teams. Production Coordinators work in support of all production leadership staff to ensure the on-time delivery of components and assemblies through: Execution of part movement, maintenance of physical inventory and adjoining electronic system, Developing and standardizing reports displaying inventory metrics, Effective communication with multiple teams (Supply Chain, Engineering, Production) across different levels and geographies (Hawthorne and Starbase), Continuous improvement of processes inherits to the role and across the production floor.


  • Monitor, track, and move parts as required through the production flow to ensure timely delivery to next production location
  • Coordinate physical movement of parts through receiving inspection, stock rooms, purchasing, production resources or any applicable work center within SpaceX
  • Ensure parts are handled and protected properly and within SpaceX specifications
  • Coordinate off-site processing of parts and shipments with vendors to ensure on-time delivery as required
  • Support logistics process through innovative staging of workflow as required
  • Resolve and maintain integrity of system data with stakeholders (Supply Chain, Engineering, and Production) to ensure production demand and schedules are accurate
  • Analyze available data and develop metrics to drive optimal results
  • Reconciliation of work order bill of material quantities
  • Develop and maintain reports to highlight needs, deliverables, and constraints as required for internal and customer use
  • Work with schedulers, production supervisors, and managers to ensure all metrics driven action requirements are completed
  • Effectively communicate and escalate in multiple environments (verbal, email, chat, meetings) and audiences (Supply Chain, Engineering, and Production) catering communication to specific stakeholders
  • Escalate issues constructively and timely for all impacts to production:
    • Supply Chain - Part Shortages, PO delays, incorrect receipt of parts
    • Engineering – Incorrect Bill of Materials per design, release of
  • Support projects or productivity development activities within assigned production cells
  • Interface with engineers and technicians on the release of work orders for build
  • Maintain production schedules through the coordination of planning and shortage management in the production build


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience in administrative, supply chain, inventory or manufacturing experience


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of experience handling parts in a manufacturing setting
  • 2+ years of experience with MRP/ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.)
  • 2+ years of Smartsheet
  • Forklift experience
  • Experience in aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, or electronic manufacturing environments
  • APICS certification
  • Able to work at elevated heights


  • Must be willing to all shifts, overtime, weekends as needed
  • Able to be mobile and on foot for extended periods
  • Able to lift up to 25 lbs unassisted
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to work in outdoor environments – heat, cold, etc.
  • Able to work in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Able to and available for travel (up to 20% of time) to Starbase, Texas and other sites if needed


Pay range:

Production Coordinator/Level 1: $20.00 - $23.00/hour

Production Coordinator/Level 2: $22.50 - $27.00/hour

Production Coordinator/Level 3: $25.00 - $30.00/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.