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Supervisor, Crane Operations



People & HR, Operations
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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.



  • Manage and coordinate the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and scope of work enforcement for facilities crane operations and elevator services.
  • Have high regard for personal safety and safety of others while providing safety leadership and driving a culture of safety excellence.
  • Provide direct project management of subcontractors for required crane improvements and installations.
  • Provide leadership, conduct annual performance reviews, and manage subordinate technicians.
  • Assure there is compliance with all Federal, State and local building codes as related to facilities crane operations.
  • Prioritize emergency response and ensure collaboration with security, health and safety, and other applicable support teams.
  • Consult with production engineering and facilities construction for required crane systems.


  • 5+ years of experience in crane maintenance, repair, welding and fabrication of crane structures.
  • 1+ years of experience as a lead or supervisor in crane maintenance and repair.
  • 1+ years of experience maintaining elevator service contracts and commissioning.


  • PMP, BOC Level I or Level II, or CFM/FMP certifications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in facilities operations, or equivalent trade experience.
  • Experience with bridge and gantry cranes.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand technical language in specifications, schematics and blueprints.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing atmosphere safely and follow safety practices and regulations.
  • Ability to work in high-volume, fast paced environment.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and problem solving attitude.
  • Strong organizational and collaborative communication skills are essential.


  • This is not a remote or hybrid position and will require relocation if not already local to the Hawthorne, CA area.
  • Position occasionally requires the ability to work extended hours and weekends when needed.
  • Ability to work and remain focused in confined spaces and hazardous environments while wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Ability to stand, crawl, stoop, and push or lift up to 30 lbs unassisted.


Pay range:
Supervisor, Crane Operations: $105,000.00 - $135,000.00/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.