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Structural Welder, Ground Support Equipment (Starship)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Customer Service
Texas, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 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.

STRUCTURAL WELDER, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (STARSHIP)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete welding assignments and procedures for construction and repair of all site structural stands on time, safely, and in a professional manner
  • Cut, trim, or scarf metal objects, fit and fabricate metal components to dimensions for building and assembling test site structural forms
  • Under supervision of a lead welder, analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable
  • Utilize hand welding and flame-cutting equipment to weld together metal components and parts to assemble structural forms
  • Ability to visually inspect own welds per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B31.3 (normal and high-pressure service) with proper training
  • Obtain and maintain internal licenses, operator permits or certifications as required
  • Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities based on program needs
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience with flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), oxy-acetylene, fitting, and arc gouging related to the trade
  • Knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, AWS/ASME codes, and engineering requirements
  • Experience with standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade
  • Knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in relation to welding and brazing
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade
  • Knowledge of arc air procedures and equipment
  • Experience with precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to rapidly change roles and responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, and lifting up to 25lbs. unassisted
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work on ladders/lifts at elevated heights (up to 300 feet)
  • Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain
  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay range:
Welder/Level 1: $18.00/hour
Welder/Level 2: $23.00/hour
Welder/Level 3: $28.00/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.

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.