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Packaging Engineer, Sensors (Avionics)



hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Friday, March 15, 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.


SpaceX is looking for a Packaging Engineer to support the transition of new sensors from the development stage to full production. Within this role, you will be responsible for developing fabrication and manufacturing processes and qualifying those processes for high-volume production. You will additionally be responsible for selecting or designing custom manufacturing equipment. This is a unique technical role to transition cutting-edge sensors to high-volume production.


  • Develop MEMS/semiconductor packaging processes and qualify those processes for high-volume production
  • Identifying key equipment/technologies and building custom systems for packaging miniature sensors
  • Collaboratively identify and resolve manufacturing issues
  • Establish process monitors, pass/fail metrics, and implement process controls
  • Complete yield analysis and support process changes to improve yield
  • Support of full product characterization and reliability testing efforts


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials, or other engineering field
  • 1+ years of experience in the MEMS/Semiconductor industry


  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials
  • 2+ years of experience in the MEMS or Semiconductor industry
  • Experience transitioning MEMS or semiconductor devices from development to production
  • MEMS or semiconductor packaging experience, including one or more of the following: dicing, die-attach, pick-and-place, flip-chip, wire bonding, wafer bonding, encapsulation, or vacuum sealing
  • Knowledge of advanced chip packaging and integration of multiple components in a single package
  • Experience with hermetic or vacuum-sealed devices
  • Experience developing automated production systems


  • Must be willing to support extended hours and weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines
  • Must be willing to travel <20%


Pay range:
Packaging Engineer, Sensors/Level I: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00/per year
Packaging Engineer, Sensors/Level II: $115,000.00 - $150,000.00/per year

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. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave 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.