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Technical Training Engineer (Starship)



Texas, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

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.


A Technical Training Engineer is driven by a belief that education, knowledge, and proficiency are fundamental to mission reliability for the world’s most advanced rockets, which includes our next generation Starship vehicle, a fully reusable spacecraft capable of carrying humans to Mars and beyond. The Technical Training Engineer acts on this belief with a strong sense of urgency, creativity, and resourcefulness in a hands-on environment to guide existing and developing training initiatives that enable the reliable execution of critical skills. Ideal candidates bring applicable engineering and industry experience. They are armed with adaptable communication skills and innovative problem-solving abilities. They must be able to thrive in a hands-on environment and will spend time in the office, on the factory floor, and in the lab to execute on the mission to make humankind a multi-planetary species.


  • Develop and deliver training instructions using manufacturing planning-based applications
  • Steer the introduction of all forms of training documentation used by production and engineering for on-the-job training
  • Lead implementation of qualification-based authority training initiatives to accomplish training & certification verification
  • Lead new course & new course content development, including the ability to build new training courses that align with engineering specifications
  • Ensure new/underdeveloped process skills are identified proactively and training is delivered where increased skill proficiency will measurably reduce risk
  • Create course materials, such as PowerPoints, student handouts, and tests for instructor-led programs with student assessments. This includes maintaining/revising existing material
  • Lead training modules (classroom and online) for SpaceX personnel on a variety of technical topics
  • Develop process specifications and research on new technologies
  • Engage production management, engineering, quality, and subject matter experts to gather required technical information on complex manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Monitor human error trends as a result of training to assess training impacts and provide solutions to demonstrate a downward trend
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Work or educational experience with technical and/or engineering material


  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Training experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Skills to independently analyze, review, and research manufacturing processes and applicable standards
  • Experience with video editing and online training module development
  • Excellent oral and written training/communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes and machine operation
  • Demonstrated experience as a team-oriented self-starter, eager to meet and exceed objectives, with the ability to handle a multi-project environment
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and electrical schematics
  • Experience with computer-based learning management systems
  • Experience with design tools commonly used in a learning creation environment (MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline)
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both written and oral formats
  • Open collaborative style; ability to work both in a team environment and autonomously with minimal supervision or direction
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all levels of management


  • Position may require extended hours and weekend work


Pay range:
Technical Training Engineer /Level I: $95,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year
Technical Training Engineer /Level II: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be 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.