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SpaceX Manufacturing Specialist (Starlink) in Redmond, Washington

Manufacturing Specialist (Starlink) 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.


SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable. We are looking for a talented manufacturing specialist to lead Starlink satellite production change introduction and process improvements.


  • Create high-quality work orders, engineering masters, and other manufacturing resource planning and product lifecycle management system elements to manufacture Starlink mechanical subassemblies

  • Resolve manufacturing discrepancies and interface with the manufacturing engineering and build reliability teams to implement cost-effective solutions

  • Work with production supervisors and leads to defeat daily shop floor roadblocks and resolve emergency issues

  • Identify the need for shop aids and tooling that will increase work center productivity

  • Ensure design and implementation solutions are in-line with training and skillsets

  • Implement standard practices, troubleshooting guides, and standard repair procedures

  • Identify and implement shop floor layout improvements as well as storage and organizational improvements

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance, and cost

  • Define maintenance schedules and support activities


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • 2+ years of professional experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment or a bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline


  • Associate or bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline

  • Experience with electrical test, in circuit and/or bed of nails testing

  • Ability to deliver high quality hardware in a fast paced NPI environment

  • Ability to adapt and process change quickly

  • Excellent computer skills (email, Microsoft Windows, ERP/MRP/MES systems, iOS, executing custom developed software)

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills

  • Ability to provide process and design improvement suggestions to engineering


  • Able to work all shifts and available for overtime and/or weekends as needed

  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position

  • Able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted


  • 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.