Precision Dimensional Inspector (Supply Chain)

Hawthorne, CA, United States


Full Time

10 days 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.



  • Perform precision inspection verifications on mechanical parts, components, assemblies and materials. May include but is not limited to purchased parts, in-process and final assemblies, and materials for workmanship and conformance to specifications/drawings
  • Utilize inspection equipment such as micrometers, gauge blocks, dial indicators, height gauges, optical comparators, profilometers, and coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)
  • Approve or reject items and document inspection results as required
  • Perform documentation review and verification of certifications, specifications, and conformance to design and specification requirements
  • Communicate with internal customers, and suppliers as required to resolve inspection discrepancies
  • Perform surface plate inspection of first article, in-process, and lot sample parts if required
  • Use electronic enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to route parts and components to proper departments


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of inspection experience in an aerospace, aviation, military or manufacturing environment


  • MODUS programming experience
  • Aerospace precision inspection experience
  • ISO 9001/AS9100 experience
  • CMM experience with PC-DMIS software experience
  • Romer Arm experience with PC-DMIS software
  • Solid computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • DCC (direct computer control) experience
  • Statistical process control experience a plus
  • Ability to detect design and drawing flaws
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specification using ASME Y14.5. GD&T and skillful use of metrology tools and gauges


  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Shift times: 1st shift (5:00AM – 3:30PM), 2nd shift: (3:00PM – 1:30AM)
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% 


Pay range:
Quality Inspector/Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
Quality Inspector/Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
Quality Inspector/Level 3: $30.00 - $38.00/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 & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & 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.

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