Supervisor, Avionics Production - 2nd Shift



People & HR, Operations
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 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.


SpaceX is seeking an organized, creative, and driven supervisor to spearhead the manufacturing of avionics electromechanical assemblies. As a Production Supervisor, you will directly manage a large group of technicians while working closely with cross functional teams to achieve the common goal of safely manufacturing quality parts, in the most efficient methods possible, to allow for a reliable and timely integration of launch vehicles and spacecrafts needed to fulfill our extensive manifest.


  • Enforce area standards and run rules, prioritizing safety and quality
  • Effectively manage, coach, and mentor technicians, including writing bi-annual reviews and managing corrective or disciplinary actions
  • Advance area safety, quality and production efficiency through continuous improvement projects and regular audits
  • Interface with area leadership and prioritize work based on production schedule and organizational goals
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications
  • Proactively identify schedule risk, plan mitigation and coordinate efforts to minimize production interruptions
  • Establish and analyze area metrics for trend extrapolation to drive the following:
  • Personnel training and development
  • Creation and implementation of efficiency improvement projects
  • Optimization of product flow through the factory
  • Root cause analysis and the implementation of corresponding corrective action plans
  • Identification and elimination of defects within the area value stream
  • Reduction of downtime for product and personnel
  • Review drawings and technical data packages for manufacturability, provide constructive feedback to engineering/design community


  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing/testing environment
  • 1+ years of experience leading a team


  • Experience working in avionics and/or electro-mechanical manufacturing environment
  • Associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in engineering disciplines
  • 3+ years prior leadership experience leading teams, projects and/or people
  • Demonstrated data-driven decision-making ability
  • Experience with controlled documentation and processes such as: cable harnesses, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, mechanical drawings, GD&T, assembly procedures, work instructions, schematics, engineering drawings, and parts lists
  • Experience in fast-paced production environment with flight quality hardware
  • Experience applying Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, and 5S techniques to the manufacturing floor
  • Proficient experience utilizing MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs
  • Experience monitoring, tracking and continually improving total cost equation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Able to work 2nd shift hours: 2:30 PM – 1:30 AM
  • Must be open to work all shifts, extended hours and/or weekends as needed
  • Able to distinguish colors
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position


Pay range:
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 and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and 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.