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Supervisor, Welding (Starship Production)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

People & HR, Operations
Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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.



  • Lead and manage a staff of ~30 technicians including all performance management related tasks
  • Supervise the production floor, including daily schedules and workflow
  • Provide technical support to the welding team
  • Work with management and engineering teams to streamline the fit-up and welding processes
  • Assist with the tooling and fixturing designs required for weld / fit-up operation
  • Responsible for control of production weld quality
  • Apply welding codes and hold high workmanship standards with the production team
  • Enforce site and personnel safety
  • Review work instructions and make change recommendations when needed
  • Assess candidates and provide recommendations in the hiring process
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling work, assigning work, and assessing completed work
  • Communicate how successful performance will be measured and provide collaborative direction to team members; recommend performance standards and ratings


  • Bachelor's degree or associate's degree and 4+ years of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), or gas metal arc welding (GMAW) experience or 8+ years of professional experience in metal fabrication
  • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role


  • General welding, cutting, and fabrication equipment knowledge, theory, application, maintenance and testing
  • Experience managing more than 10 employees
  • Ability to interpret drawings and weld symbols per AWS D17.1
  • Knowledge of AWS D1.1, D1.6, and D1.2
  • Fabrication of large-scale welded assemblies to tight dimensional tolerances
  • Trade school certificate


  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as needed
  • Must be willing to travel to our launch sites in support of launch specific projects and/or pad modifications
  • Must be able to work for prolonged periods in a confined space
  • Must be willing to work outdoors
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg


Pay range:

Supervisor: $105,000.00 - $135,000.00/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.