Production Coordinator



Administration, Product
Vandenberg Village, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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.


This role is responsible for serving as a liaison between all ancillary input and output organizations to ensure that components and assemblies flow smoothly through the production areas to meet stringent deadlines and quality standards.


  • Create inventory requests based on production work orders and replacement parts
  • Maintain production schedules through the coordination of planning and shortage management in the production build
  • Ensure parts are handled and protected properly and within SpaceX specifications
  • Interface with engineers and technicians on the release of work orders for build
  • Reconciliation of work order bill of material quantities
  • Maintain a high integrity in regards to company computer systems per procedures. Assist with resolution of incorrect system data which is driving inappropriate demand, schedules, or could result in general failure
  • Verify all material received for conformity with accompanying paperwork, checking for damage, correct part numbers, quantity and revisions prior to release of work orders to production
  • Work with production customers for priority and schedule requirements
  • Assist materials management leadership and project teams with action item updates as required
  • Communicate part status and estimated completion dates to leadership upon request
  • Assist production teams in corrective actions
  • Support logistics process through innovative staging of workflow
  • Perform de-kitting operations and own the return to stock process
  • Support productivity improvement


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 1+ years of supply chain or manufacturing experience


  • Strong computer skills, fluent with the suite of Microsoft office products
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MRP/ERP systems
  • Experience in aerospace or electronic manufacturing environments
  • APICS certification


  • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Vandenberg
  • Ability to work the following shifts:
    • Day shift: Monday- Friday from 6:00am - 4:30pm
    • Night Shift: Monday - Friday from 4:00pm - 2:30am
  • Available for overtime as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • The ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position (up to 50 lbs. unassisted)
  • Able to work at elevated heights
  • Able to work in extreme outdoor environments – heat, cold, rain, etc.
  • Able to work in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Able to and available for travel (up to 20% of time), including military and government installations.


Pay range:

Production Coordinator/Level 1: $22.00 - $25.25/hour
Production Coordinator/Level 2: $24.75 - $29.75/hour
Production Coordinator/Level 3: $27.50 - $33.00/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.


  • 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.