TIG Welder (Vertical Barrel Integration) - 2nd shift @ SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA

TIG Welder (Vertical Barrel Integration) - 2nd shift

4 days ago
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.



  • Weld, assemble, and fabricate various sub-assembly components

  • Use precision calibrated tools – torque wrenches, micrometers and calipers

  • Perform work according to procedures, specifications and test instructions

  • Read and interpret technical drawings, and follow detailed work instructions

  • Use various mechanical tools without instruction

  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.

  • Operate forklifts, cranes and heavy equipment



  • 5+ years of experience in welding with one or more of the following materials: stainless steel, carbon steel, Inconel, aluminum or titanium

  • Experience with aerospace TIG welding that passes various non-destructive evaluations (x-ay, dye penetrant inspection, visual, ultrasonic thickness, phased array ultrasonic thickness)

  • Proficient in blue print reading and lay out

  • Knowledge and experience completing welds that pass visual before being X-rayed or dye penned

  • Certification with AWS D17.1 and D1.2

  • Experience with overhead cranes and forklifts


  • This is a 2nd shift role nominally working from 1:30 PM – 10 PM

  • Able to work overtime hours and weekends as needed

  • Able to lift a min. of 25 lbs. unassisted

  • Able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min

  • Able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces


  • 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.

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