Thursday , March 23 2023

Jobs at Spacex – Development Test Engineer

Website SpaceX

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.

This position is a test engineer for the Starship Structural Test team. The team develops, design, builds, and executes large system-level static and dynamic structural tests. The test engineer role is highly multidisciplinary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, modify, build, and troubleshoot data acquisition and control systems, wiring, and instrumentation. DAQ systems are primarily NI based and instruments include strain gages, pressure transducers, deflection gages, load cells, thermocouples, and RTDs
  • Provide daily direction and instruction to technicians to integrate test articles and hardware (install instrumentation and wiring, assemble small and large mechanical components, repair metallic structures, pressurize and functional check of pressure systems, lift and transport large structures)
  • Design, modify, build, and troubleshoot fluid systems, including low to high pressure gaseous working fluids, rocket propellants (including cryogenic propellants), and hydraulic load control systems
  • Review data manually or using automatic scripts
  • Operate the test stand from test assembly and activation through test execution with a small team of engineers and technicians
  • Develop and maintain test procedures, sequences, scripts, configuration files, and software
  • Design, modify, and build mechanical systems. Systems include small lugs and brackets through large structural weldments
  • Work with vehicle engineers to develop and execute static and dynamic system level structural tests from conception, including test article and test stand configuration, boundary conditions, fluid, electrical, and software schematics, and concept of operations

Job Requirements:

  • Experience testing and operating with or around hazardous systems (high pressure, high energy, hazardous gases and fluids, etc.)
  • Strong technical skills in one or more of the following areas: mechanical or structural design, data acquisition and instrumentation, programming, fluid and hydraulic design or operation, structural testing
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills or adapt to new situations. Unphased by challenges that go beyond the traditional comfort zone or experience. Multidisciplinary approach to problem solving
  • Experience working on projects that involve the integration of electrical, mechanical, and software systems (launch vehicle and/or spacecraft experience is not required)
  • Experience in project ownership under technical and schedule pressure and where the scope and definition was limited

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other technical field
  • 1+ years experience with testing, mechanical or data acquisition and control system design (internships and college competition experience is applicable)

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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