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High Power Electrical Engineer

Brownsville, Texas
Job Type
12 Feb 2021
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.HIGH POWER ELECTRICAL ENGINEERRESPONSIBILITIES:Work in a team environment with other engineering disciplines to provide detailed electrical design and specification for the installation of the following equipment and systems:Electrical power distribution systemsSwitch-gear and motor control centersExterior and interior lightingGround support system controls and ladder logicUninterruptible power supply (UPS) unitsStandby and emergency generatorsAutomatic transfer switchesPower monitoring hardware and softwareData/phone distribution and wiringBuilding and site grounding systemsFire alarm systems and lightning protection systemsProvide electrical engineering support to facility technicians to troubleshoot existing electrical equipment and controllersProvide engineering support for the design, operation, and troubleshooting of all the facility electrical components and systems, including:Load flow analysis of electrical power distribution systemsElectrical equipment evaluationBuilding and facility equipment groundingPower monitoring hardware and softwareEnsure that all equipment interfaces properly with other mechanical and electrical systems, including compatibility with facility power budgetsEnsure all electrical designs and installations conform to applicable codes and regulationsProvide code review and analysis utilizing NFPA 70E, NFPA 70 NEC, NFPA 497, NFPA 101, Vol 5 & 6 AFSPCMAN 91-710, and IBCBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering2+ years of professional experience in a similar role working on power distribution systems, switchgear, UPS's, and/or generatorsPREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Ability to read and understand power and control schematicsAbility to read and understand highly technical equipment operation and maintenance (O) manualsExperience with variable frequency drives (VFDs) and industrial pumpsExperience with controls in MODBUS communicationPrevious experience working as an electricianExperience with medium voltage distributionExperience with control panel design and productionWorking knowledge of power coordination and arc flashAbility to work on multiple tasks concurrentlyHigh level of self-motivation, with the ability to work under minimal supervisionGood organizational skillsAbility to prioritize and schedule workloadStrong written and verbal communication skillsADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral, FL and Vandenberg, CA sitesOverall mental fitness with the ability to work in a high-concentration, high-stress environment requiring prolonged mental concentration (under possible extended work hours)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 .
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  • Job Reference: 230505553-2
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: SPACEX
  • Location: Brownsville, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent