Integration Technician, Spacecraft Integration (Payloads) @ SpaceX - Cape Canaveral, FL

Integration Technician, Spacecraft Integration (Payloads)

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.



  • Provide daily support to the payload and Starlink integration technician team working primarily on Starlink and customer payload integration

  • Join a highly skilled team of technicians to integrate and launch thousands of SpaceX's Starlink satellites – bringing fast and reliable internet to the entire world

  • Navigate through hardware receiving, checkouts, processing of SpaceX fairing flight hardware and ground support equipment, integration of Starlink satellites, and integration of commercial/Government spacecraft

  • Work with a team of technicians and engineers to ensure systems and mechanical equipment is built with the highest level of quality to support the successful launch of our multi-million dollar satellites to orbit or beyond. Core traits that empower this success are strong written and oral communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, an emphasis on safety, cleanliness, adherence to corporate policies and standards, a great attitude, and the ability to work with a team


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • 3+ years of experience working in the aviation or aerospace industry in a technical, hands-on capacity


  • Proficiency in or hands-on experience with one or more of the following: launch vehicle or spacecraft integration; operations in 100,000 class or better clean rooms; test operations with gases/fluids; data acquisition setup and field measurements

  • A demonstrated ability in reading/understanding technical drawings, manuals and reports

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Experience working in a clean room environment

  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment

  • 5+ years of experience as a technician in a mechanical capacity

  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns

  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity

  • Prior government clearance (secret, TS or TS/SCI)


  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI clearance

  • Must be willing to travel (approximately 15%) to other launch sites or customer facilities as necessary

  • Must be willing to work 50+ hours a week (overtime) when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines, flexibility required

  • Ability to work at elevated heights or on ladders up to 100 ft

  • Physical effort including standing, lifting, pushing, and carrying moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 40 lbs)

  • Typically exposed to work in clean room with hair, face, and shoe covers

  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise

  • 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.
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