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SpaceX hiring for production up 24% since September with a focus on Hawthorne facility

1 year ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Innovation, People

SpaceX ($SPACEX), the private aerospace and space transportation company headed by Elon Musk, is coming out of a fall hiring spree for its rocket production line. The company is preparing to enter a test phase for its BFR spaceship and clearly needs as many hands on deck as it can get.

In mid-September, the company listed 238 open positions on its careers website. On October 23, that number hit 295, a 24% increase. The number of openings has since settled in at 285. While that's nowhere near its highest job-listings count of 556 from May 2018, it's a sign that the company is beginning to reinvest in human capital.

The vast majority of the openings — 211 of 285 — are located at SpaceX's Hawthorne, California headquarters.

Location Text

Title (Count)

Hawthorne, CA, United States

211

McGregor, TX, United States

19

Redmond, WA, United States

19

Cape Canaveral, FL, United States

18

Vandenberg, CA, United States

5

Palo Alto, CA, United States

2

Brownsville, TX, United States

2

Remote - San Francisco, CA, United States

2

Remote - Los Angeles, CA, United States

1

Remote - Buffalo, NY, United States

1

Remote - Phoenix, AZ, United States

1

Remote - Huntsville, AL, United States

1

Remote - Boston, MA, United States

1

Remote - Wichita, KS, United States

1

Remote - Chicago, IL, United States

1

Of the open positions, a large amount — 74 job openings — are listed under "Production", followed by 54 for "Supply Chain Management" and 32 for "Vehicle Engineering".

Brand

Title (Count)

Production

74

Supply Chain Management

54

Vehicle Engineering

32

Avionics

22

Launch

17

Texas Test Operations

14

Flight Software

13

Information Technology

10

Build and Flight Reliability

8

Environmental Health and Safety

7

Of the Production jobs, most are for specialized technicians, including two Propulsion Technicians and an Avionics Wire Harness Technician.

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