CMM Programmer (Build Reliability) - 2nd Shift



Software Engineering
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

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.



  • Select and utilize standard gauges to ensure quality. Inspect feature tolerances by selecting the tool with the required accuracy
  • Set up Romer ARM or CMM to achieve the desired inspection
  • Identify engineering and design GD&T issues and errors creating ambiguity in the manufacturing and inspection process
  • Work with cross functional teams to apply process improvement
  • Work to identify improvement by building of SpaceX team awareness to quality policies and procedures in support with company goal
  • Read GD&T requirements as applied to the engineering drawing and drawing notes
  • Spot interpretation issues as applied to dimensions written or evaluation to requirements
  • Complete inspections of flight hardware as required


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of CMM programming experience


  • 3+ years of CMM experience, including programming on multi-sensing CMMs (vision, laser, touch probe, etc.)
  • Familiar with Fanuc/Siemens CNC control for on-machine probing
  • Ability to assist with designing/developing quality gauging to improve efficiencies
  • Understands and adheres to ISO 9001
  • Able to read and understand all drawing criteria, GD&T, notes and tolerances
  • Experience with set-up of CMM or Romer Arm
  • Knows when and what tool is required to complete the job at hand


  • Must be available to work 2nd shift hours (3:00pm to 1:30am). Must be able to work overtime and/or weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to lift, stand, climb, bend, grasp, sit, pull, push, stoop, stretch, and carry are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Able to use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting


Pay range:

CMM Programmer/Level 1: $30.00 - $38.00/hour
CMM Programmer/Level 2: $34.00 - $43.00/hour
CMM Programmer/Level 3: $38.00 - $48.00/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. Non-exempt Washington employees are eligible for sick leave in accordance with Washington's Sick Leave policies.


  • 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.

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