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Supervisor, Automation & Controls Technicians



People & HR, Operations
Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

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.



  • Supervise a group of specialists and technicians to complete small and large scale automation system projects
  • Provide mentorship to team and assist with design decisions, project strategies and technical problems
  • Supervise a team that provides round the clock production support and breakdown support on critical assets throughout the Starbase facility
  • Plan resource allocation for projects based on scope of work, and resource balance projects with contractors as required
  • Manage and maintain automation & control systems
  • Provide technical support and guidance for controls technicians and other non-controls engineering groups
  • Develop new hardware and processes to improve capabilities, cost, and setup time of electrical systems
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment
  • Accomplish production results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
  • Ensure employees have the training, tools and materials they need to carry out their duties
  • Provide required data and reporting to support departmental metrics and improvement objectives


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership position
  • 2+ years of experience working with data acquisition systems


  • 4+ years of SpaceX experience
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety), NFPA 79 & UL508A codes
  • Occupational trade school qualification in an electrical based field
  • Demonstrable hands-on skill in fault finding, problem resolution
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to bring multiple departments with different priorities together and support them in achieving common goals
  • Strong, working knowledge of NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety), NFPA 79 & UL508A codes
  • PLC & HMI programming experience
  • Industrial machine networking experience
  • Electrical schematic drawing experience
  • Excellent skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, able to lead/supervise a team


Pay range:
Supervisor: $105,000.00 - $135,000.00/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 and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and 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.