Experienced Journeyman Plumber



Closed for applications


Brownsville, TX

Work type

full time


$18 - $28 an hour

Date posted

Mar 21, 2024

About the role

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.


  • Assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and plumbing codes

  • Troubleshoot and service commercial plumbing fixtures and systems

  • Install various pressure vessels to occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) certification standards

  • Keep track of several projects progress simultaneously via our work order system and being ready to respond quickly to emergencies

  • Responsible for maintenance/repairs of all facility related plumbing systems

  • Perform hands-on shop work and/or on-site disassembly, inspection, reporting, cleaning, and reassembly of pumps, and other mechanical equipment

  • Interface with other departments personnel to perform hands-on shop and/or on-site pump troubleshooting/assessment, maintenance, testing (pre/post), and/or repair of pumps, and other mechanical equipment

  • Ensure work and used materials are in compliance with manufacturer specifications

  • Read and interpret schematics for assembly, repair, and reassembly as required including completion of applicable quality

  • Perform failure assessments and make recommendations to the supervisor as required

  • Perform day to day and routine safety observations and inspections


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • 5+ years of plumbing experience

  • Active Journeyman license


  • Familiar with commercial building codes

  • Thorough knowledge of materials, equipment, methods, and tools of the plumber's trade

  • Proficient with sewer snakes/cleaning machinery

  • Basic mechanical and electrical knowledge

  • Ability to complete plumbing, preventive maintenance and any/all repairs with minimal supervision

  • Good interpersonal skills for daily interaction with many departments and fellow employees

  • Ability to operate a fork lift, scissor lift, pallet jack, work truck, and overhead crane

  • Experience performing maintenance, installs and repairs on either: air compressors, centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, rotary pumps, and/or vacuum pumps

  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand technical language in specifications, schematics, and blueprints

  • Skilled in reading technical instructions related to the trade in order to comprehend written work instructions, equipment operating instructions, and/or other documents related to the job functions

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing atmosphere safely and follow safety practices and regulations

  • Understanding of pressure, temperature, and other operating conditions and the ability to service pumps in a production environment

  • Analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose systemic problems

  • Possesses a good attitude, willingness to learn, flexibility, and is a self-starter

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook to generate service reports and communicate within the company including skills to navigate web-based service literature and programs


  • Must be able to work all shifts, overtime and/or weekends as needed

  • Able to stand for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position

  • Able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

  • Able to work under adverse conditions (e.g., dirty, noisy, or confined spaces)


Pay range:

Plumber/Level 1: $18.00/hour
Plumber/Level 2: $23.00/hour
Plumber/Level 3: $28.00/hour

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 and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.

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