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Precision Inspector, CMM (Falcon)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 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.



  • Select and utilize standard gauges to ensure quality; inspect feature tolerances by selecting the tool with the required accuracy
  • Program and setup Articulating Arm (ex. Romer) or CMM to achieve the desired inspection
  • Perform documentation review and verification of certifications, specifications, and conformance to design and specification requirements
  • Complete inspections of flight hardware as required
  • Inspect flight hardware at the supplier according to engineering drawings, purchase order(s), industry standards, and SpaceX specifications
  • Perform the inspection on mechanical parts, components, assemblies, and materials. May include but is not limited to purchased parts, in-process and final assemblies, and materials for workmanship and conformance to specifications/drawings
  • Ensure that all parts meet SpaceX specifications and standards; document any non-conformance at the supplier
  • Support the development of inspection plans at suppliers
  • Support supplier corrective action process, including verifying corrective action implementation
  • Travel up to 50% of the time to perform visual and dimensional inspections on manufactured parts, assemblies, and/or sub-assemblies at supplier sites


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of precision mechanical inspection experience
  • 3+ years of experience programming and running CMM or FARO Arm


  • Aerospace precision inspection experience
  • Practical experience working within quality management systems (AS9100 and ISO 9001)
  • CMM Programming with PC-DMIS software
  • Romer Arm experience with Verisurf software
  • Basic understanding of electronics inspection and propulsion valve operation
  • Solid computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Statistical process control experience
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specification using ASME Y14.5. GD&T and skillful use of metrology tools and gauge


  • Must be willing to all shifts, overtime, weekends as needed
  • Able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and maneuver in tight spaces
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time


Pay range:

Precision Inspector/Level 1: $23.00 - $31.00/hour

Precision Inspector/Level 2: $28.00 - $37.00/hour

Precision Inspector/Level 3: $33.00 - $43.00/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.