Compressed Air Technician



Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.



  • Service and troubleshoot air compressors, dryers, blowers, dust collectors and vacuum pumps
  • Ensure all safety measures are strictly observed and safety training is regularly scheduled, conducted and documented
  • Communicate with Manager on daily activities, projects, team morale, and concerning issues
  • Work with outside contractors and vendors to assure we are receiving high quality work and services
  • Manage vendor/contractor finances
  • Work with SpaceX buyers to assure accounts are maintained


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 5+ years of experience working in compressed air systems
  • 1+ years of experience operating a forklift


  • Compressor/vacuum pump/dust collector knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of system operation, building plans, working drawings, conforms to job site safety requirements as well as the ability to complete company safety specific orientation
  • Strong foundation in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting
  • Repair and maintain oil free and oil flooded air compressors, dryers, pumps, etc
  • Determines root causes of equipment breakdowns, testing with appropriate instruments, disassembling and assembling, makes necessary repairs, performs preventative maintenance on compressed air equipment/vacuum pump systems
  • Knowledge of the dangers of pressurized systems and understanding of how to isolate the system while working on them
  • Familiar with pressure fittings and tubing size requirements
  • Construction, Mechanical, or Manufacturing background with experience using tools in those fields
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing facility
  • Self-motivated and works well with others


  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, and/or overtime as needed
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. from the floor unassisted
  • Ability to work while standing on lifts and ladders


Pay range:
Compressed Air Technician/Level 1: $22.00 - $25.00/hour
Compressed Air Technician/Level 2: $24.50 - $29.00/hour
Compressed Air Technician/Level 3: $27.00 - $32.00/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 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. 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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