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Supervisor, NDE Operations - Weekend Shift

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

People & HR, Operations
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Monday, February 5, 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.


This position will report directly to the NDE Operations Manager within the NDE department at Hawthorne, California. This position will act as a split shift, responsible for the Precision Tubing NDE team, which is responsible for the inspection of critical plumbing for the Merlin engines and Falcon boosters. The NDE function is organized within focused production area cells alongside the production activities by utilizing multiple and varied inspection methods to efficiently provide quality control and protect product reliability.

As the NDE Supervisor at SpaceX, you will be required to interface across the business. The job function will require emphasizing a “quality first” culture with the team while performing hands-on inspection, troubleshooting, and managing inspectors during day-to-day NDE activities. The Supervisor will interact with technical and operations leaders within Production.

The candidate should possess strong leadership, structured control and data driven performance management, and soft skills to influence and persuade. An eye for detail and the ability to work within complex teams to reach companywide goals are key attributes for a successful supervisor.


  • Schedule and prioritize work-flow management
  • Act as the interface between the team and relevant production partners
  • Collaborate with the engineering and Level III teams to support inspection requirements
  • Manage inspector career development planning and certification training to meet inspection needs in the work center
  • Assist in personnel hiring and sourcing recommendations
  • Manage maintenance planning and scheduling for equipment and facilities
  • Prioritize and increase inspection quality by deploying lean strategies, 5S, Kaizen and data driven metric development
  • Ensure team maintains proficiency by using inspection methods, automated systems, and tooling for the work center
  • Assist in the introduction of technological change


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of prior leadership experience within a manufacturing environment, either leading teams, projects, or people


  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills while managing multiple priorities
  • 2+ years of NDE experience with a Level II or Level III certification in line with ASNT TC-1A or NAS 410 or DOD guidance
  • 5+ years of aerospace experience
  • Knowledge of NASA 5009 standards
  • Knowledge of AMS, AWS/ASME, ASTM
  • Knowledge and understanding of NAS 410 standards
  • Problem solving tools and techniques: ex. 5 whys, failure mode and effects analysis, root cause analysis
  • Knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Kaizen, continuous improvement, and/or DMAIC
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Suite
  • Experience in working with fracture critical products and parts
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of aerospace materials, manufacturing processes, assemblies, technique specific systems


  • Must be able to bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, and walk
  • Willing to work extended hours to meet critical deadlines if needed
  • Ability to work the weekend shift: 4am-4pm or 4pm-4am (Thursday-Sunday or Friday-Monday or Saturday-Tuesday)


Pay range:
NDE Supervisor: $110,000.00 - $145,000.00/per year

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. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave 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.