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Corrosion Control Technician (Starship)



Texas, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 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.


The Corrosion Control Technician is responsible for production tools applications of various coatings systems for asset protection. This Technician will comply with quality corrosion expectations, identifying/removing/treating corrosion in preparing components for painting. This fast-paced environment requires the ability to perform painting and adhere to a tight schedule.


  • Sand blast to acceptable industry standards
  • Operate spray coating equipment to industrial and commercial standards
  • Operate air tools, pressure feed tanks, airless pumps
  • Quality brush and roll industrial and commercial coatings
  • Corrosion control on carbon steel/stainless steel using pneumatic air tools, needle guns, scalers
  • Safe operation of aerial platforms, forklifts and heavy equipment


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of industrial corrosion control experience


  • 5+ years of industrial painting experience
  • Familiarity with NACE, MSDS, and EPA regulation codes or industry standards
  • Understanding of heavy equipment safety standards
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Self-motivated individual able to work independently or in a team environment and willing to learn
  • Able to assume responsibility, work with little or no supervision, be flexible, perform duties and handle multiple tasks under potentially stressful conditions


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, to include overtime, holidays, and weekends when required
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Must be able to work outdoors in extreme weather and perform heavy physical labor in a safe manner. Work in extremes temperature due to weather conditions and operating equipment
  • Must be able to be medically cleared for respirator use, half and full face


Pay range:

Corrosion Control Technician/Level 1: $18.00/hour
Corrosion Control Technician/Level 2: $21.00/hour
Corrosion Control Technician/Level 3: $25.00/hour

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.


  • 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.