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HVAC Technician (Falcon Operations)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Operations
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 8, 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.

HVAC TECHNICIAN (FALCON OPERATIONS)

SpaceX is currently seeking a talented individual for a critical HVAC technician role on the Flight Hardware Logistics Team. This team member will be responsible for looking ahead and enabling the Flight Hardware Logistics team to streamline operations. A wide range of skills and a self-driven attitude are essential for this role in order to support the current demands of ever-changing priorities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute processes to meet transporter configuration requirements
  • Collaborate and work cross-functionally to understand transporter configuration requirements. Responsible for ensuring proper adherence to said requirements, specifically the Environment Control System
  • Follow all regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures including quality policies, safety policies, and standards per (OSHA) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (EPA) United States Environmental Protection Agency, (NIOSH) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, (NFPA) National Fire Protection Association, (ASME) the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (NEC) the National Electrical Code
  • Maintain the Environment Control System for our transporter
  • Design and develop tools and hardware to enable efficient and streamlined flight hardware transports across all of Vandenberg
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, equipment, and the work environment; support productivity improvements
  • Maintain calibrated and non-calibrated tool inventories, purchase replacement tools as needed and identify new tooling solutions to increase efficiency in the work center
  • Develop and execute procedures for maintenance on ground support equipment required for F9 Operations team
  • Collaborate with engineering staff from other departments and SpaceX locations to resolve off-nominal issues and ensure flight readiness
  • Maintain clear communication with engineering, technician, and logistics teams as required
  • Assist production teams with corrective actions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of professional experience working with HVAC, pneumatic, mechanical, or electrical systems

PREFFERED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Familiarity with HVAC systems
  • Familiarity with manufacturing or production, including complex fluid and/or mechanical assemblies
  • Able to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging environment
  • Urgency to complete and improve mundane tasks that require expertise and attention to detail
  • Self-starter that is able to find projects without direction to improve efficiency on the floor
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of high pressure pneumatic, hydraulic and cryogenic fluids systems
  • Understanding of fluids system schematics and procedures related to launch operations
  • Able to be diplomatic with a variety of individuals across the organizational infrastructure
  • Knowledge of mechanical hardware (fluid fittings, fasteners, etc.)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Pay range:

HVAC Technician/Level 1: $22.00 - $29.75/hour
HVAC Technician/Level 2: $27.50 - $35.75/hour
HVAC Technician/Level 3: $33.00 - $41.75/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.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.