Materials Engineer, Starship (Heatshield)

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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. MATERIALS ENGINEER, STARSHIP (HEATSHIELD) This role would be on the materials engineering team, supporting alloy and process design. The materials engineering team supports materials across SpaceX via identification, development and implementation of advanced materials and processes. This role will be part of a team of engineers and process specialists developing new materials and processing solutions for different projects, including an early stage project to develop a metallic heat shield for Starship. RESPONSIBILITIES: – Work closely with product design engineering teams to define requirements – Work with materials engineers to assess best in class approaches for powder metal processing consolidating and data analysis – Develop laboratory capabilities and analysis methods to implement such approaches and collaborate with vendors and external labs to augment internal capabilities – Specify, design, install, commission and/or validate metal processing equipment to support techniques such as melting, forging, rolling, and heat treating – Lead process development of developmental materials and processing techniques through parameter optimization, DOE experiments, and trials to support alloy design activities – Complete high heat flux experiments to evaluate material performance – Ensure developed materials meet all material design requirements BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: – Bachelor’s degree in material science, engineering, metallurgy, physics, or similar technical discipline – 3+ years of experience in metals processing REQUIREMENTS: – Master’s or doctorate degree in materials science with focus on hands-on processing – Experience commissioning equipment – Demonstrated track record of success in a fast paced and highly competitive environment – Experience with applying materials processing techniques in support of materials development in addition to regular production testing support – Personality and drive to execute in a scrappy entrepreneurial environment that operates under tight timelines and aggressive schedules – Effective written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be capable of interacting with and conveying concepts within all level of our organization – Strong academic foundation with an understanding of physical metallurgy ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: – Position may require long hours and weekend work – Willing to travel for short trips as needed, up to 5% travel – Ability to work in outdoor environments as needed – Ability and willingness to work with chemicals utilizing proper personal protection equipment ITAR REQUIREMENTS: – To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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 .