• SpaceX posted a job ad for an offshore operations engineer
  • The successful candidate will help build a new launch facility
  • The offshore facility will serve as a spaceport for Starship

SpaceX has posted a new job ad in preparation for its new facility for the Starship launch vehicle. According to the job posting, the successful candidate will help build an offshore launch facility for the reusable spacecraft.

Details of the job opening were posted on the website of Greenhouse, a hiring software company. The job ad was then posted on Twitter by a close follower of SpaceX.

As indicated in the job ad, SpaceX is currently looking for an offshore operations engineer who is willing to work on Brownsville, Texas. The person who will be selected for the position will work with the company’s other engineers and technicians to build an operational offshore rocket launch facility in Texas.

“Work closely with engineers across multiple disciplines (mechanical, electrical, controls, fluids) and apply specific offshore systems technical expertise to review designs and facilitate successful integration of an operable final product,” the company stated in the job posting.

In order to be selected for the position, SpaceX noted that the ideal candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace or marine engineering. The candidate should also have at least two years of experience in building, designing or operating mechanical and/or fluid systems.

The individual who will be considered for the position will undergo a background check conducted at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Then, the person will be assessed if he or she is capable of working at an offshore platform in Texas.

SpaceX noted that the ideal candidate should be willing to travel and work significant overtime for the project.

In a recent tweet, SpaceX founder Elon Musk stated that the offshore facility would serve as a spaceport that will cater to missions designed to explore Mars and the Moon. Based on these details, the company will most likely use the facility to launch Starship, which is being designed as a fully reusable launch vehicle that’s capable of providing commercial spaceflights.

Starship is being referred by SpaceX as its next-generation transportation system that can take humans to Mars and other destinations in space.

Starship passenger rocket
Elon Musk before a computer generated illustration of Starship, the new crewed rocket from SpaceX. The company has said it will use this rocket to transport passengers on ultra-long flights on Earth. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images