Supervisor, Quality Assurance (2nd shift)



People & HR, Operations, Quality Assurance
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022

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.


As a Supervisor on the Quality Assurance team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the quality inspection support at Vandenberg Space Force Base provides launch and mission success. You will provide accountability to the inspection team to drive the correct behaviors. You will be responsible for allocation of resources to help ensure uninterrupted processing of SpaceX products and vehicles.


  • Lead and manage a staff of inspectors including scheduling and reactive direction to ensure maximization of support
  • Review work instructions and planning requirements for clarification and efficiency improvements and making change recommendations or changes when needed
  • Identify and set up training programs, and maintain training matrix to ensure cross-training maximizes resource availability
  • Perform vehicle and ground inspections as needed to ensure processing delays are mitigated
  • Develop and implement cost reduction and efficiency improvement measures in department processes
  • Work with production leaders to identify improvements and drive efficiencies and develop interdepartmental relations
  • Facilitate corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
  • Work with build reliability leaders to prioritize and align on improvement projects
  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes
  • Support recruiting efforts performing phone interviews and on-site evaluations of inspector candidates


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment; OR high school diploma or equivalency certificate with 6+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment with 1+ year(s) in a quality position
  • 2+ years of leadership experience


  • Excellent communication to all levels of the organization, team-building skills, and the ability to influence
  • Experience with applying lean manufacturing principles, efficiency methods
  • Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying the following: schematics, circuit layouts, and parts list, cable harnesses, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts list, mechanical assemblies
  • Ability to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance


  • Ability to work flexible shifting, direct reports will span multiple shifts
  • Must be willing to work weekends and overtime as needed
  • Ability to travel for short and extended trips as needed, approximately 10% of the time
  • Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg


Pay range:

Quality Supervisor: $105,000.00 - $135,000.00/per year

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. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave 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.