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Propulsion Technician (Starship)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

Texas, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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.


Candidates should possess a combination of solid mechanical knowledge, hands-on experience and the willingness and ability to learn. The propulsion technician is responsible for assembly and testing of rocket hardware. This is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to work on different systems, the ability to troubleshoot anomalies, and can work autonomously to defined schedules while keeping safety and quality at the forefront of everything that is done.


  • Responsible for maintaining a professional and neat work area, as well as maintaining tools, valves, tubes, and manifolds for advanced subassemblies
  • Responsible for staging, build, testing, install, and proofing of production advanced subassemblies for Starship/Super-Heavy
  • Verification of fluids and electrical connections using diagrams for advanced subassemblies for Starship/Super-Heavy propulsion systems
  • Preform testing and operate all testing equipment needed for pressurized checkouts and use computer network systems, as well as testing procedure as described in the test instruction
  • Accept or reject test units based on defined acceptance criteria, appropriately document and work with engineering to resolve non-conformances
  • Perform all work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions
  • Set-up and operate CNC rotary draw bending machines while conforming to tight tolerances
  • Set-up and operate of CNC tube cutting equipment


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of experience working in a manufacturing, automotive, or aerospace environment


  • A&P license or ASE Master certification strongly desired
  • 5+ years of mechanical or similar experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of fluid systems, pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices; mechanical and electrical systems; propulsion systems
  • Strong mathematical, computer, problem solving, decision-making skills, and strong communication skills
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team, meet aggressive schedules, operate equipment safely and efficiently


  • Open to work all shifts, overtime and weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
  • Ability to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces


Pay range:
Propulsion Technician/Level 1: $18.00/hour
Propulsion Technician/Level 2: $23.00/hour
Propulsion Technician/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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & 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.