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SpaceX Manufacturing Engineer (Starlink Payload Engineering) in Redmond, Washington

Manufacturing Engineer (Starlink Payload Engineering) at SpaceX

Redmond, WA, United States

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.



  • Design and implement aspects of a mid-volume, semi-automated manufacturing line for satellite and ground system avionics from PCB level through final integration

  • Root cause design and manufacturing issues throughout the full product life cycle; drive corrective actions on both design and manufacturing fronts, including extensive cross functional collaboration across engineering disciplines

  • Design, analyze, and fabricate tooling, fixtures and end-effectors for the manufacturing process

  • Trade manufacturing methods for the fabrication of assemblies and piece parts while working with design engineers to evaluate design impacts. Must provide feedback into the mechanical design of the flight hardware


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • 2+ years of experience in design, manufacturing and/or build of mechanical systems


  • Strong demonstrated capability in design and CAD

  • Demonstrated experience with automation design, and design for automation

  • Proficient with layout and scheduling tools

  • Proficient with GD&T and tolerance analysis for multi-component assemblies

  • Familiar with basic metal forming and surface treatment operations: casting, extrusion, CNC machining, cutting, passivating, anodizing, etc.

  • Familiar with electrical and electro-mechanical systems, including harnessing, motors, sensors, electronics packaging, and RF systems

  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team

  • Experience with mid to high-volume manufacturing processes

  • Experience with basic structural analysis via hand calculations and FEA

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages


  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed


  • 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.