SpaceX slates ‘career day’; Company has 40 open positions

A motorcyclist rides off on his Harley Davidson Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, across from SpaceX prototype Starship hopper at Boca Chica Beach. Bipartisan legislation calls for the protection of land around SpaceX. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Feb. 3 that design and production on the Starship V1.0 SN1 is “going max hardcore” at the company’s Boca Chica rocket yard 22 miles east of Brownsville.

“It’s awesome! Feels a bit like a Mars simulator,” he tweeted.

Still, Musk, who’s been spending a lot of time at Boca Chica lately and posting photos of Starship fuel tank pressure testing, apparently wants to step it up even more. Early Tuesday morning he announced a Starship “career day” taking place Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley STARGATE building next door to the SpaceX yard.

The main purpose is to staff four production shifts “for 24/7 operations,” though engineers, supervisors and support personnel are being sought as well, Musk tweeted.

“A super hardcore work ethic, talent for building things, common sense & trustworthiness are required, the rest we can train,” he tweeted.

SpaceX’s jobs board shows nearly 40 open positions for various types of engineers and technicians at Boca Chica.

sclark@brownsvilleherald.com