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Test Technician, Semiconductors (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 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.


One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation, is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world. In true SpaceX fashion, Starlink is taking the next step in vertical integration by bringing integrated circuit packaging and assembly in-house for development and manufacturing. You will work closely with IC packaging engineers, test engineers, equipment manufacturers and leadership.

The success of Starlink depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, and security of the products that you deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; and if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step.


  • Execute new product introduction builds across all work centers for test
  • Operate electrical test equipment for validation, characterization, and qualification of new & existing products
  • Identify, document, and escalate occurrences of non-conformance or process deviation
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain equipment for engineering and production sample testing through Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Participate in continuous improvement processes for safety, yield, performance, delivery and cost
  • Assemble and rework printed circuit boards as-needed
  • Perform electromechanical assembly of specialized test racks and test shelves
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on lab equipment
  • Fabricate and repair cable harnesses including: soldering, crimping, assembling connectors


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of professional experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment; OR bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline
  • 1+ years microelectronics packaging test or wafer test experience
  • 1+ year operating automated test equipment (ATE) in cleanroom
  • Strong understanding of technical documentation, engineering drawings, and schematics
  • Strong computer and analytical skills including proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to fabricate and repair cable harnesses including: soldering, crimping, assembling connectors
  • Excellent manual dexterity and the ability to perform rework on microminiature electronic components under a microscope


  • Must be able to work all shifts & be willing to work overtime and/or weekends as needed
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted


Pay range:

Test Technician/Level 1: $22.00 - $29.00/hour
Test Technician/Level 2: $27.00 - $34.50/hour
Test Technician/Level 3: $32.00 - $40.00/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. Non-exempt Washington employees are eligible for sick leave in accordance with Washington's Sick Leave policies.


  • 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.