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SMT Maintenance Technician (Starlink)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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.


The SMT Maintenance Technician will be involved in solving equipment and tooling problems on a daily basis in order to improve SpaceX asset availability. SpaceX doesn’t shut down production for maintenance, and instead we find ways to predict failures and perform the maintenance without interrupting production. This role will require you to work directly with the engineers and other technicians who design and build unique machines to solve critical problems.


  • Maintain and repair all assets to ensure their proper operating condition
  • Program and troubleshoot control devices such as PLCs, HMIs
  • Perform work order repairs, inspections and adjustments
  • Provide maintenance on various PCBA, facility, and test equipment: wash, pick and place machines, thermal chambers, epoxy dispense equipment, reflow ovens, facility related equipment, HVAC, and other industrial machinery
  • Document maintenance tasks and submit maintenance reports
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • Manage maintenance schedule priorities and independently tracking inventory of spare parts while executing work to meet company deliverables


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of maintenance technician experience


  • 5+ years of maintenance technician experience
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skill sets
  • Ability to write detailed repair reports (MS Office skills)
  • Experience with hand/power tools, multi-meter, forklifts, and other heavy equipment
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting experience
  • Electrical schematic drawing experience
  • Familiar with PCBA manufacturing process. Working on equipment such as MPM paste print, Koh Young SPI/AOI, ASM pick and place, Ersa reflow oven, Ersa selective solder, Essemtec dispense equipment, GPD dispense equipment, PVA conformal coat, thermal chambers, etc.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment while adhering to company policies, quality policies and industry standards


  • Ability to work the following shift, overtime, and weekends as needed. Estimated Shift time; 1st shift (5 AM to 3 PM), Monday -Friday
  • Valid Washington state driver’s license
  • Ability to stand up for up to 8 hours during the day
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to work directly with the hardware on the floor while being comfortable stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, climbing and standing (including on lifts and ladders)
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed


Pay range:

Machine Maintenance Technician/Level 1: $25.00 - $33.00/hour

Machine Maintenance Technician/Level 2: $30.00 - $39.00/hour

Machine Maintenance Technician/Level 3: $35.00 - $45.00/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.