Machining Technician (Starlink) - Redmond, WA

Employer: 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.


As a machining technician, you will directly operate CNC mills in support of our internally manufactured satellite and gateway parts. These parts maintain exceptionally tight tolerance requirements in order to provide the RF (Radio Frequency) performance our cutting-edge satellite network requires. You will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of quality and efficiency and will directly interface with assembly and test technicians, quality inspectors, and engineers on the Starlink satellite and gateway teams.


Load cutting tools, fixturing, and pre-machined blanks into CNC mills for machining
Operate CNC milling equipment for machining of waveguide components
Deburr and precision clean waveguide components
Package and deliver parts for assembly
Perform basic machine checks and light preventative maintenance
Assist with various shop floor activities including: 5S, material handling, forklift operation

High school diploma or equivalency certificate
1+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment or machine shop

3+ years of prior experience working in a machine shop
Knowledge of CNC machining
Experience using various measuring instruments: micrometers, calipers, profilometers, and borescopes
Ability to read and work off of a blueprint
Experience in an aerospace or manufacturing environment

Must be able to work all required shift hours, overtime and/or weekends, as needed. Nominal hours - 1st shift: 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 2nd shift: 4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted
Repetitive movement, bending or twisting, using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting, and exposure to typical shop chemicals (coolant, solvents, cleaners) are generally required to perform the functions of this position

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.

Contact Person:
Phone: (310) 363-6000
Location: Redmond, WA
Application Method: Online -
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on December 20, 2022

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