Sinker EDM Machinist


Sinker EDM Machinist

Placentia, CA
  • Responsibilities

    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.



    • The Sinker EDM Machinist’s role is to serve as an integral member of SpaceX’s EDM Machine Shop team in Placentia, CA. The candidate will be tasked with programming, setting up and/or running their own parts on a Sinker EDM. Must be proficient at all tasks.


    • High School diploma or GED
    • At least 5 years of experience programming, setting up and/or running work orders on a Sinker EDM machine


    • Programming experience with Esprit
    • Wire EDM experience
    • Proficiency in programming work orders from start to finish in Esprit
    • Experience running lathe machines


    • Ability to read and work off of a blueprint
    • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
    • Able to lift a minimum of 40lbs. unassisted
    • Able to stand for extended periods (8 hours minimum)
    • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
    • Repetitive movement, bending or twisting, using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting


    • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant 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 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.