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Integration & Test Engineer (Raptor)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Quality Assurance
Texas, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.

INTEGRATION & TEST ENGINEER (RAPTOR)

The Raptor Integration team is responsible for the fleet of Raptor Engines from the time they leave the Factory in Hawthorne until the time they fly. Today, the team is focused on enabling rapid design iteration by taking lessons from flight and engine testing and applying those lessons across the fleet. In the future, the team will begin to focus on developing the processes necessary to maintain a large fleet of engines capable of continuous reuse.

As an Integration & Test Engineer, you will serve an important role in developing the processes that will be used to maintain the fleet of engines and will be the technical interface between the hardware and RE teams. Engineers in this role demonstrate a very high level of engineering intuition, critical thinking, system level expertise, and are comfortable working under tight deadlines with loosely defined requirements and minimal oversight. Combining these skills, these engineers face challenges across a wide variety of work centers at the company and are at the forefront of developing integration and test processes for current and next generation engines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead troubleshooting and diagnostic efforts of engine issues in the field
  • Support integration and testing of R&D hardware to inform future designs and improve on engine performance and reliability
  • Manage changes and upgrades to a large fleet of engines
  • Develop standards and processes to increase reliability and decrease process time
  • Author work instructions to address both nominal and off nominal engine work
  • Interface with design, build, and systems engineering as well as production leadership and technicians in the field
  • Contribute to the development the Raptor production line, and provide feedback to design engineering to maximize efficiency and minimize cost/ton to orbit

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or physics
  • 1+ years of hands-on engineering, design, or manufacturing experience (student project team and internship experience qualifies)

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Systems engineering experience, ability to understand multi-disciplinary integrated systems
  • Experience creating, reading, and interpreting electrical and fluid schematics
  • Experience with integration and testing of propulsion and/or electrical systems
  • Experience in planning and execution of complex test operations
  • Experience developing test software, automation
  • Experience writing test plans, procedures and providing go/no-go judgment and rationale

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work on ladders, lifts, and at elevated heights (up to 300 feet) with proper PPE
  • Ability to respond to emergencies to support priority projects, missions, and launches
  • Available to work extended hours and weekends as needed based on site operational needs; flexibility is required
  • Must be able to work in extreme outdoor environments when needed – heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.
  • Must be able to work in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be willing to travel to other SpaceX sites when needed (up to 20%)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay range:

Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/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.

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.