SpaceX 2nd shift Maintenance Technician in McGregor, Texas

2nd shift Maintenance Technician

Texas Rocket Development & Test - Technicians & Trade Skills

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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.


Rocket Development Facility Maintenance Technicians work in a fast paced testing environment, where the extraordinary becomes the everyday. The Maintenance Technicians will be involved in all aspects component and systems maintenance. They will utilize all tools at their disposal to ensure reliability of test stands on development and production test stands. This will involve corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance techniques as well as operational and design feedback for maintaining and improving all systems at the Rocket Development Facility.


  • Maintain and repair ground support equipment on test stands and facilities systems including pumps, tanks, valves, plumbing and instrumentation

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair hardware associated with: high pressure gas; hydraulic; cryogenic systems and components and associated instrumentation

  • Maintain structural systems and components such as: rollers; bearings; rams etc.

  • Collaborate with design and test engineers to maintain systems in peak operating condition

  • Follow all regulations and appropriate SpaceX procedures including quality policies, safety policies, OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, NFPA, ASME, NEC and other standards

  • Develop novel methods to streamline processes site-wide to increase reliability of internal processes


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 2 years maintenance technician experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with hydraulics, cryogenic, pneumatic, mechanical or electrical/data systems


  • Associate’s degree in a technical field

  • Experience with CMMS systems such as Maximo, SAP, etc.

  • Knowledge in the following areas desired: vacuum systems; bore scope inspections/operation; tubing and pipe fittings/joints; wide variety of mechanical fasteners; HVAC; rotating machinery (pumps, air compressors, etc.)

  • Formalized training/experience in the following fields: power plant, oil industry, aerospace, automotive or electronic (semi-conductor) fields

  • Knowledge of high pressure gas, hydraulic, cryogenic, flammable, hypergolic, pyrophoric systems

  • Experience with carpentry, painting, heavy equipment, grounds/building/industrial maintenance

  • Experience in maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting instrumentation, process controls and data and control systems

  • PLC programming and troubleshooting experience

  • Basic understanding of the theory of operation for the following instrumentation: pressure transducers, thermocouples (K&E), RTDs, load cells, flowmeters, and others

  • Operational knowledge of an oscilloscope & multi-meter, soldering wires & connectors, operation of various crimping tools, wire stripping, ohm’s law, continuity testing, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables, drilling & tapping holes, and building junction boxes


  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and demonstrate a high sense of urgency

  • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs. unassisted

  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position

  • Must be available for overtime and weekends

  • Work routinely performed in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain.

  • Ability to write detailed repair reports

  • Able to use power tools, hand tools and power equipment

  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment


  • 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.

Job Location

McGregor, TX, United States