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Launch Engineer, Mechanical Systems (Launch Pads)

Company: SpaceX
Location: Cape Canaveral
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

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.LAUNCH ENGINEER, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (LAUNCH PADS)SpaceX is currently seeking an individual to join the Launch Pad Engineering Team in Cape Canaveral, FL. As a member of the Launch Pad Engineering Team, you will have the opportunity to utilize your multi-disciplinary knowledge, experience, and creativity to develop solutions to launch pad operations with the goal of maximizing efficiency without sacrificing safety or reliability.While preparing the pads for launch, you will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of launch pad ground support equipment have been properly inspected, configured, and tested to support Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy interface requirements. You will be responsible for addressing complex structural and mechanical issues that arise and utilizing engineering intuition as well as thorough calculation to provide engineering disposition for path forward.RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as the responsible engineer for multiple launch pad mechanical systems and structuresUtilize FEM software (e.g. ANSYS, FEMAP) and rigorous hand calculations to facilitate design and issue dispositionWork with, and direct, a skilled technician workforce to carry out troubleshooting, maintenance activities, upgrades, and operational proceduresContribute to the development and improvement of the functional automation relating to the systems for which you are responsibleIdentify and implement upgrades to launch pad hardware, software, and procedures - drive continuous improvement in these areas by interfacing regularly with various teams across SpaceXDevelop and perform post launch data review for your respective system(s), both automated and manualServe as the lead engineer for the pads during refurbishment and launch operations. In this role, you will be responsible for real-time troubleshooting and resolution of issuesRepresent SpaceX by presenting certification packages and engineering data to U.S. government agencies including NASA, US Air Force and othersUtilize a high-end CAD software design package (NX) to facilitate design and engineering drawing creation as well as issue dispositionBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, physics, computer science, or other engineering discipline2+ years of experience working with electro-mechanical hardwarePREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure, high energy, hazardous gases & fluids, etc.)Familiarity with instrumentation and control components (pressure transducers, thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, flow meters, load cells, relays, solenoid, pneumatic valves)Experience using SOLIDWORKS, Siemens NX, or similar CAD softwareExperience using ANSYS, FEMAP or similar finite element analysis softwareExperience using python or other programming languages for data review and analysisExperience using and troubleshooting control systems for remote operations and instrumentation feedbackKnowledge of engineering standards and best practices such as ASME B31.3, ASME BPV Code Section VIII, and AFSPCMAN 91-710Experience reviewing data from anomalies and identifying root causeAbility to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast paced environmentStrong communication and presentation skillsStrong work ethic and drive to for constant improvement balanced with the ability to work effectively in a team environmentADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Must be willing to work weekends and night shifts as neededMust display a fervent drive to address issues and design upgrades while providing analysis backed engineering.Must be willing to travel to other launch sites in support of operational activities and launches; travel requirement is up to 15%Must pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and VandenbergLifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this positionITAR REQUIREMENTS:To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or 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.

Keywords: SpaceX, Melbourne , Launch Engineer, Mechanical Systems (Launch Pads), Other , Cape Canaveral, Florida

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