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Data & Control Systems Technician (Launch Hardware)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Other Engineering
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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.



  • Install and terminate wiring to pad instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Install connectors, connector pins, terminals and lugs
  • Perform continuity checks, locate and correct wiring errors using measuring instruments such as ohmmeters and voltage calibrators
  • Perform work in support of fellow technicians and engineering employees using shop assembly equipment and hand tools
  • Collaborate with design engineers to troubleshoot failures and issues derived from test data
  • Write, create and organize work planning documents and instructions
  • Generate purchase orders from vendor quotes
  • Lead complex and mentally taxing projects with little to no oversight
  • Install and modify electrical conveyances, including but not limited to conduit and cable tray
  • Install cable and cable assemblies
  • Build intricate and complex cable assemblies using Mil-C connectors and contacts
  • Troubleshoot AC power distribution equipment up to 480VAC
  • Build and terminate AC power equipment up to 480VAC
  • Build, terminate, troubleshoot and maintain PLC based manufacturing hardware
  • Fabricate support structures, enclosures and conveyances for electrical distribution equipment


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of professional experience working with the following instrumentation: transducers, accelerometers, or thermocouples


  • Associate degree in Aerospace Technology or another technical field
  • 2+ years of professional, hands-on experience working with launch site instrumentation
  • Experience with ISO 9000, IPC-620, and ICP-610 standards
  • Quality inspection experience with harnessing and cables
  • Understanding of basic direct current electrical theory
  • Experience helping to develop and document procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to design and fabricate simple electrical circuits
  • PLC and DAQ programming experience
  • Experience with NI Max, Step 7, Studio 5000
  • Proficient with use of power tools (e.g. hand drills, grinders, band saws, vacuums, and impact drivers)
  • Proficient with use of hand tools (e.g. wire strippers, screw drivers, brooms, flush cuts, and wrenches)


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • General physical fitness is required for some work areas, hardware typically is built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. unassisted
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work at elevated heights
  • Ability to work in extreme environments – heat, cold, rain, fumes, odors, and noise
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends, as needed


Pay range:

Data & Control Systems Technician/Level 1: $23.00 - $31.00/hour
Data & Control Systems Technician/Level 2: $28.00 - $37.00/hour
Data & Control Systems Technician/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.