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Launch Quality Inspector

Company: Space Exploration Technologies
Location: Lompoc
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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.


Our quality inspectors are responsible for being the last line of defense in assuring mission success. You will perform in-process inspections and verify that all key performance and design characteristics are met or exceeded during test preparation and acceptance testing. You will be working hands on with the most cutting edge rocket technology currently available and will be part of history.


  • Perform in process, and final inspection on structures and propulsion major subassemblies, including mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic parts, components, and sub-assemblies
  • Inspect, verify, and proactively support structures and propulsion development and acceptance testing; assuring adherence to design, specification, and testing requirements
  • Document production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and process as required
  • Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to the site and other SpaceX locations i.e. launch site, production, and manufacturing
  • Process non-conforming product
  • Routinely observe technical operations and offer guidance and/or serve as an additional technical resource
  • Determine manufacturing compliance to NASA and customer, as well as internal, specifications to meet launch and mission requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of inspection experience in an aerospace, military or manufacturing environment


  • Associate degree or higher in quality, engineering, or related field
  • FAA airframe and power plant license
  • Knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods, and processes
  • Knowledge of avionics and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of aerospace propulsion and principles
  • Knowledge of aerospace structures
  • Knowledge of GSE systems and general associated equipment
  • Strong knowledge and experience in aerospace standards and its general practices
  • Intermediate level skill with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Intermediate level skill with Windows operating systems


  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in tight spaces
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral


  • 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.

Keywords: Space Exploration Technologies, Lompoc , Launch Quality Inspector, Other , Lompoc, California

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