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SpaceX Production Engineer Interview Questions

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Production Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. I interviewed at SpaceX in January 2018.

Interview

First interview was a short phone call. Lasted about 20-25 minutes. I did most of the talking, I was just asked a few questions and that was it. The questions were straight forward about my experience, toughest project, and my role in process improvement.

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    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SpaceX.

    Interview

    I applied online, I was then given an phone call to set up a phone interview.
    The interview was with two engineers from the group I was applying for.
    They asked a series of "standard" quiz style qualitative questions about mechanical engineering mostly pertaining to cantilevers. They then asked about a project I was involved with and we had a long discussion about that. ~ 40 min total

    I then got setup for a second phone interview with the group manager. He did a lot of talking about the position itself and then asked me about multiple projects and experiences on my resume. ~ 30 min total

    The HR that setup my interviews was very helpful and detailed, but then I got a terse denial email after the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the best shape for a cantilever beam?   1 Answer

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    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SpaceX in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview that lasted about 30 minutes. We went over my background and what I had worked on followed by some general engineering questions to test my knowledge. It was a very straight forward interview and was about what you would expect.

    Interview Questions

    • General engineering questions that you would see during a statics or mechanics of materials course.   Answer Question
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    Production Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at SpaceX in June 2016.

    Interview

    This was my second interview for a position at SpaceX. The first interview I had was for an internship with the design team. The interview was very difficult and it was hard answering the questions about previous design experience over the phone. I enjoyed the interview however because it pointed out weaknesses in my interviewing skills. The interview consisted of 3 people asking questions over the phone, the questions ranged from engineering fundamentals to experience at previous jobs.

    The second interview was for an internship with production. This interview occurred a few months after the first interview, because it was for a different semester. The interview was centered more around my resume and actual experience. It was still a difficult interview with a lot of hypothetical questions, however it was easier to answer these questions over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you test ceramics for reentry without destructive testing?   Answer Question

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    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SpaceX.

    Interview

    The interview process, was fairly straight forward with a few exceptions. It began with a brief phone interview to establish mutual interest. Which led to an onsite interview that included a CEO write up and a presentation to be given. The interview began with a facility tour. Followed by giving a 20 minute presentation on ones most challenging project. Immediately afterwards the members of the hiring team meet separately and decide to move forward or end the interview. The next rounds are a series of individual one-on-one interviews with various team members. Some of the one-on-one interviews took place on the facility floor with questions about the equipment, process, etc. Finally ending with a one-on-one with senior management. Overall, I found the team very personable and fun, albeit a bit over worked. No doubt due by the monumental task of building spacecraft at an extremely fast pace. This task was clearly a motivating factor for the employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions relating to the equipment function and design.   1 Answer

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