SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt is recruiting for STRUCTURES TECHNICIAN in Hawthorne, CA


  • Modification, repair, assembly, and installation of the rocket and spacecraft.
  • Use tooling holes, pilot holes, or by hand (as required), per drawing or tooling instructions.
  • Align parts and secure in place using clecos or tooling/hand clamps.
  • Check for good edge margins and alignment.
  • Shim and/or trim parts as required.
  • Select drill bits, reamers and/or countersinking tools for pilot and full size holes.
  • Locate, drill pilot holes using drill motor and proper size drill bit(s).
  • Drill, ream, countersink full size holes in parts/assemblies, in proper sequence and to correct size using drill motor.
  • Set countersinking tools to proper depth as required.
  • Disassemble parts and deburr holes using chip chasers, deburring tools, and files to prepare for installation of fasteners.
  • Use solvents to clean surfaces prior to sealing or assembly.
  • Apply sealant, alodine, primer, adhesives, special finishes.
  • Load and unload ovens to bond detail parts to assemblies
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner.
  • Determine and obtain correct type and size fasteners.
  • Cold work holes to prepare for close tolerance fastener installation.
  • Install bushings into housings using arbor press and/or hydraulic puller.
  • Apply liquid nitrogen to facilitate installation of bushings.
  • Install fasteners in correct sequence per drawing, using correct tools (e.g., rivet gun and bucking bar, drill motor, power screwdriver, C-squeeze, ratchet wrench, nut runner).
  • Check work after completion of each operation in job and/or completed job to ensure it is complete per drawing.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • At least 2 years of structural assembly experience.


  • Experience gained through the military or within an aviation manufacturing company is a plus. 
  • High-volume manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Drill, ream, hone and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
  • Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, floor-mounted power tools and precision measuring tools.
  • Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view and understanding symbols, flag notes, and general notes.
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations accurately (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals and fractions).
  • Make basic layouts on parts or assemblies in order to establish reference points and to check dimensions.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Operate computing equipment.
  • Must be willing to work any shift.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.