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Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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.


Cook is an entry level line cook position for individuals who are familiar with basic cooking principals and techniques, have a firm understanding of all basic food safety principles, and have the ability to identify and utilize all standard cooking equipment. Daily tasks will be focused on food preparation set up, and operation of a station at one of our various food outlets according to leadership’s specifications. The cook position supports SpaceX’s success by providing quality food options that boost morale and productivity.


  • Set up, work, and maintain a clean and safe work station
  • Complete daily prep tasks
  • Help the team meet time and quality standards set by supervisor
  • Cook and plate completed dishes for service
  • Clean kitchen equipment and work/storage areas


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Culinary degree or 2+ years of experience in the food service industry


  • Basic knife skills and knowledge of kitchen equipment
  • Possession of or willingness to obtain CA food handler card
  • High level of professionalism
  • Experience in a corporate environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook primarily)
  • Understanding of standard kitchen hierarchy and roles
  • Understanding of basic cooking methods including sauce making and meat and vegetable preparations
  • Sound understanding of food safety and sanitation practices
  • Willingness to learn and take guidance from others


  • Ability to carry large heavy items, such as dishes in tubs or trays unassisted (up to 25 lbs.)
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time – up to 8 hours a day
  • Ability to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to perform frequent bending, stooping, and lifting of objects
  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg


Pay range:
Cook/Level 1: $21.00/hour
Cook/Level 2: $23.00/hour
Cook/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.