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Purchasing Coordinator - Machining

Company name
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

Hawthorne, CA

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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

Purchasing Coordinator - Machining 

Procurement lies at the heart of SpaceX where our world-class rockets and spacecraft are built at an unprecedented rate. The Purchasing Coordinator helps support the tactical functions of the flight hardware procurement team to ensure we meet our customer manifest.  This includes coordinating the flow of work between departments, placing accurate purchase orders with suppliers, reporting on timely parts delivery, and driving continuous improvement.


Issue purchase orders quickly and without error

Ensure purchase orders are acknowledged by suppliers

Obtain the original promise date from suppliers

Review open order report and manage deliveries

Resolve invoice issues and ensuring that vendors are paid on time

Support buyers in cost savings initiatives

Lead miscellaneous procurement projects

Basic Qualifications:

Completed bachelor’s degree

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Purchasing experience, specifically related to machining commodity

Remarkable problem solving skills with a bias for speed

Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately to meet customer and company needs

Excellent customer service skills

Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills

Exceptional analytical and organizational skills

Strong technical knowledge of MS Office Suite

Ability to conduct all activities with the highest degree of integrity

Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment

ITAR Requirements:

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

Job Location

Hawthorne, CA, United States

Company Profile
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

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