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Compressed Air Technician


Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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.



  • Knowledge & service experience with air compressors, dryers, blowers, dust collectors and vacuum pumps
  • Ensure all safety measures are strictly observed and safety training is regularly scheduled, conducted and documented
  • Supervise and coordinate daily activities of direct reports
  • Communicate with Manager on daily activities, projects, team morale, and concerning issues
  • Work with outside contractors and vendors to assure we are receiving high quality work and services
  • Manage vendor/contractor finances. Work with SpaceX buyers and AP to assure accounts are maintained


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of experience working in compressed air systems
  • Forklift experience 


  • Compressor/vacuum pump/dust collector knowledge
  • Solid working knowledge and understanding of system operation, building plans, working drawings, conforms to job site safety requirements as well as the ability to complete company safety specific orientation
  • Repair and maintain oil free and oil flooded air compressors, dryers, pumps, etc
  • Determines root causes of equipment breakdowns, testing with appropriate instruments, disassembling and assembling, makes necessary repairs, performs preventative maintenance on compressed air equipment/vacuum pump systems
  • Must have a respect for the dangers of pressurized systems. Understand how to isolate the system while working on them
  • Must be familiar with pressure fittings and tubing size requirements
  • Construction, Mechanical, or Manufacturing background is a plus. Must have good skills with tools and equipment used in these areas
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing facility
  • Self-motivated and works well with others


  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. from the floor unassisted
  • Ability to work while standing on lifts and ladders.


  • 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.

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