Orbital Tube Welder (Dragon Spaceraft)

Job Type: 
United States

Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade SkillsSpaceX 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.ORBITAL TUBE WELDER (DRAGON SPACECRAFT)RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow established procedures to setup and operate the orbital welding system
  • Work from blue prints and approved drawings
  • Cut and prepare all tubing and fittings used in the welding operation
  • Perform setup of the welding system
  • Assemble and calibrate liquid controllers and systems as required
  • Inspect all completed assemblies using the borescope inspection system
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spare parts for the welding system
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • Maintain a file of all work records

or equivalency certificate

  • OTW certification or 2 years of orbital tube welding experience

    • Clean room manufacturing
    • 5 years of orbital welding
    • A &P license
    • TIG welding and clean room experience
    • Experience working in an aerospace manufacturing environment


    • Must be open to work either 1st Shift (5:00am-3:30pm) or 2nd Shift (3:30pm-2:00am), overtime and weekends as needed
    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
    • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces


    • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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.

    First posted: 
    12/1/2019 12:00:01 PM

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