Receiving Specialist (Starlink)



Kent, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 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.



  • Acknowledge and take receipt of all incoming materials and packages, identify receipt in ERP system, and sort for transportation to identified location
  • Perform receiving inspection verification on incoming components, assemblies and materials in accordance with certifications, specifications, and conformance to design requirements
  • Verify all material received for conformity with accompanying paperwork, checking for damage, correct part numbers and quantity as required
  • Approve or reject items and document inspection results as required
  • Document production non-conformance occurrences in accordance with prescribed procedures and processes as required
  • Communicate with internal customers and suppliers to resolve inspection discrepancies
  • Use electronic MRP system to route parts and components to proper departments
  • Take direction from receiving lead and/or supervisor
  • Create/print routing labels and other required identifiers for the receipt of material/packages
  • File and maintain records of incoming paperwork
  • Maintain strict material handling practices in accordance with good practice and procedures
  • Perform good housekeeping chores in area
  • Evaluate hazardous receipts, inform requestor, and organize delivery to an appropriate location for hazardous materials


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of receiving, precision/mechanical, inventory, or electronics inspection experience


  • 3+ years of experience in a receiving, inventory or materials management role
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, or commercial aircraft environment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Experience with GD&T and use of metrology tools and gauges
  • Good communication skills and the ability to articulate aerospace hardware and systems problems to technical professionals to initiate resolutions
  • Experience with the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective & preventative processes
  • Experience operating a forklift or other material handling motorized vehicles and equipment
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft suite


  • Must be available to work 1st shift hours from 6:30 AM to 3 PM or 2nd shift hours from 3:30 PM to 12 AM
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted, lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Must be willing to work in an open-aired environment, lacking temperature controls
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 75% of shift time


Pay range:
Specialist/Level 1: $22.00/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.

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.

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