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.


Carbon welders in McGregor, TX will work to build structural and fluid systems to support various testing campaigns in Central and South Texas. The welders will work with an elite team of other fabricators to rapidly build and weld the large assemblies that will support vehicle and component testing at our test sites.

Effectively communicate with management/supervisors, engineering staff and planners to achieve build efficiency

Collaborate with lead welder to ensure that the proper weld procedure, type of material and rod size are accurately assessed for each welding project

Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to plan welding operations where procedural information is unavailable

Make a continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly

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

Welding assembly and fabrication on various small to large scale structures and assemblies

Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing

Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner

Setup of safety equipment and work platforms at elevation

This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.



SHIFT: 1st shift (Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 4:00pm & Saturday, 6:00am – 2:30pm), must be available for overtime and weekends as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required

High school diploma or equivalency certificate

2+ years of experience with flux core welding in a manufacturing environment (experience from a college welding program qualifies)

5+ years of experience in FCAW welding with carbon steel

Certifications with AWS D1.1

Knowledge in standard tools, materials, motions, and practices of the welding trade

Knowledge in occupational hazards and effective safety precautions of the trade

Knowledge in arc air procedures and equipment

Experience in overhead cranes and forklifts

Use of precision measuring instruments

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

Ability to work multiple shifts and change shifts with minimal notice

Ability to travel to different sites, as needed, up to 20% travel

Ability to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min

Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) unassisted

Ability to perform job duties that require standing, kneeling, crouching, twisting upper body, working in cramped positions in small openings and climbing hand over hand

Ability to work at elevated heights (up to 100 feet)

Typically exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain

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

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.