1+ months

Laser Tracker Toolmaker

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

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.



  • Use in-depth familiarity of GD&T to interpret blueprints at all assembly levels
  • Collect geometric data via laser tracker through model based software such as Verisurf
  • Discern how best to establish a reference system for the current task then apply it and install it both on and off the part
  • Provide analysis of collected data and evaluate it to provide direction for remaining operations
  • Integrate process monitoring with the fabrication process to locate both welding details and machining details
  • Understand and apply the fabrication process and environmental effects on large structures such as free states, temperature swings, and weld shrinkage
  • Effectively communicate to fabricators, machinists, assemblers, engineers, and other parties as required


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of professional experience working with laser trackers


  • Two-year degree (associate or technical)
  • Experience with model based metrology
  • Experience analyzing data and generating data reports
  • Experience with Verisurf X
  • Experience using inspection equipment, such as, micrometers, gauge blocks, dial indicators, height gauges, optical comparators, profilometers, CMM and laser trackers
  • Experience with Leica laser trackers
  • Solid understanding of geometric relationships
  • Understanding of the manufacturing process of large structures from concept to completion
  • Able to precision locate machines and details in extreme environments
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Able to visualize 3D space and integrate complex geometries on to both large and small fabrications
  • Able to use and learn a variety of software to observe, analyze, evaluate, and communicate pertinent information
  • Demonstrated leadership and dependability
  • Able to adapt to an extremely dynamic work environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Able to find solutions to problems through diverse thinking while utilizing a varied experience
  • Able to maintain the highest level of safety on the job site and bring new ideas of how to continue to work safely and effectively in new locations and changing environments
  • Desire to integrate with teams that can change in size and personnel daily and contribute their skills to its cohesion, and effectiveness


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral
  • Available to work all required shift hours and be available to work overtime, and weekends, as needed
  • Able to lift up to 20 lbs, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Able to work outdoors, in conditions such as high heat and humidity.


  • 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.


Posted: 2021-09-02 Expires: 2021-11-01

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