SPACE SUIT PATTERNMAKER

Recruiter
SpaceX
Location
Hawthorne, California
Posted
09 Nov 2021
Closes
02 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

SPACE SUIT PATTERNMAKER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pattern soft goods assemblies, including space suit layers, under accelerated timelines
  • Create both hand drafted patterns and digital patterns based on measurements and engineering specifications
  • Update patterns based on fittings with astronauts
  • Update designs and drawings through engineering change orders to support SpaceX's rapid pace of design iteration

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in fashion design, industrial design, patternmaking, or engineering
  • 3+ years development experience with at least one digital patterning software (Gerber, CLO, Optitex, Lectra Modaris)
  • Experience with patterning for clothing

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with NX and Teamcenter
  • Experience with complex patterns for clothing items such as gloves, jumpsuits, footwear
  • Experience working with technical soft goods
  • Hands-on experience working in a highly constrained system under defined timelines
  • Ability to manage large assembly models and drawings
  • Ability to work and communicate well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and leadership
  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together to achieve buy-in for a unified design direction
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available to work long hours and weekends as needed

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or 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.

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