Job Description


The HVAC Programmer at SpaceX works in a fast-paced environment, where the extraordinary becomes the everyday. The HVAC Programmer develops and integrates new and or existing applications into the technical infrastructure and existing business processes. The PHVAC Programmer will create and provide a complete programming package to the System Manager/Team. The package includes but is not limited to a Sequence of Operation, Virtual Points, pre-tested programming and onsite Functional Test for assigned projects. This will involve training the technician team on how to interact with the control systems and overall helping improve all controls and automation for critical systems at the Starbase facility.


  • Set up process to write all programs and virtual points.
  • Work in conjunction with engineers, Environmental Control System/HVAC Lead and/or manager in order to produce controller and graphical software that will meet or exceed engineers, Environmental Control System/HVAC Lead and/or manager’s expectations
  • Be able to incorporate third party software into the design of building Environmental Control Automation Systems
  • Be able to identify and obtain the necessary components to network the building automation system workstations. Be able to configure the software necessary to network the workstations
  • Set-up virtual and/or physical test system to test all programming prior to release to the field
  • Create functional test checkout sheets to be included in Specialist checkout books
  • Provide technical support before, during and after system installation. Be able to quickly and efficiently answer questions or provide source information to the engineers, Environmental Control System/HVAC Lead and/or manager regarding Environmental Control Automation System
  • Provide recommendations to both engineering and technical teams as to how to make the Environmental Control Automation Systems more reliable
  • Provide in-house software support and assist in maintenance of existing system software
  • Provide onsite assistance at critical facilities with functional testing as required
  • Perform administrative duties such as expense reports, documentation of detail issues and time spent on tasks within work order system, writing weekly reports, acquiring vendor quotes, submitting purchase orders, etc


  • 3+ years of successful experience programming HVAC control strategies
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with HVAC, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical systems and control systems



  • Associates degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred
  • Specialized skill training/certification may be required
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and organizational skills


  • 4 years Johnson Controls or Andover Controls or Siemens Controls.
  • 4 years Required license or certification
  • Willingness to work all required shift hours, including overtime and weekends, as needed
  • Detail oriented, organized, and demonstrates a high sense of urgency.
  • Be able to work autonomously



Pay range: 

Level 1: $28.00/hour

Level 2: $32.00/hour

Level 3: $36.00/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.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 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.

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
3+ Years
  • Founded In
    Feb 28, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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