Test Specialist, Semiconductors (Starlink)

Redmond, WA, United States

$67-104k

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

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.

TEST SPECIALIST, SEMICONDUCTORS (STARLINK)

One of the most ambitious missions that SpaceX has undertaken to date, the Starlink satellite constellation, is our solution to providing reliable internet to the entire world.  In true SpaceX fashion, Starlink is taking the next step in vertical integration by bringing integrated circuit packaging and assembly in-house for development and manufacturing. You will work closely with IC packaging engineers, test engineers, equipment manufacturers and leadership.

The success of Starlink depends on the quality, reliability, cost, manufacturability, throughput, and security of the products that you deliver. If you seek a fast-paced, dynamic environment; if you thrive on solving difficult problems where resolutions have high impact; and if you love the challenge of building something from scratch, then this role will be an ideal next career step.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute new product introduction builds across all work centers for test
  • Partner with Development Engineering Team on New Product Integration Activities and Process of Record (POR) Definition
  • Perform Recipe Development, Automated Equipment Programming, & Validation
  • Operate electrical test equipment for validation, characterization, and qualification of new & existing products
  • Identify, document, and escalate occurrences of non-conformance or process deviation
  • Collaborate with Engineering Staff on formalizing process requirements, quality improvements, new product releases, equipment debug and fault isolation
  • Operate, inspect, and maintain equipment for engineering and production sample testing through Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Team with Engineering & Management to formalize Work Instructions, document & provide training (hands-on) to other technicians as needed
  • Participate in continuous improvement processes for safety, yield, performance, delivery and cost
  • Set up, tear down, reconfigure, calibrate, validate and document specialized RF test equipment given general direction and guidance
  • Assemble and rework printed circuit boards as-needed
  • Crate/de-crate and assemble/disassemble specialized equipment from vendors
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on cleanroom equipment
  • Fabricate and repair cable harnesses including: soldering, crimping, assembling connectors

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate  
  • 6+ years of professional experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment; OR bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline
  • 3+ years microelectronics packaging test or wafer test experience
  • 1+ year operating automated test equipment (ATE) in cleanroom
  • Strong understanding of technical documentation, engineering drawings, and schematics
  • Strong computer and analytical skills including proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to fabricate and repair cable harnesses including: soldering, crimping, assembling connectors
  • Excellent manual dexterity and the ability to perform rework on microminiature electronic components under a microscope

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work all shifts & be willing to work overtime and/or weekends as needed
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

Pay range:  

Test Specialist, Semiconductors (Starlink)/Level 1: $32.00 - $40.00/hour 
Test Specialist, Semiconductors (Starlink)//Level 2: $36.00 - $45.00/hour 
Test Specialist, Semiconductors (Starlink)//Level 3: $40.00 - $50.00/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.  Non-exempt Washington employees are eligible for sick leave in accordance with Washington's Sick Leave policies.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

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