Avionics Development Technician - 2nd shift

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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.



  • Mechanical and electrical assembly of satellite components, and subassemblies
  • Install surface mount, through hole, and mechanical components on printed circuits boards (PCBA)
  • Operate automated equipment, including troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Operate light equipment such as drills, custom build tooling, crimpers, presses, etc.
  • Help develop and perfect production workstations and processes
  • Keep a clean, organized, and thoroughly maintained workspace
  • Ensure product quality and conformance to design requirements
  • Maintain consumable supply inventory
  • Assist engineers with development build ups or tear downs
  • Functional testing of built hardware, including setup, instrumentation, test execution, and teardown


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of mechanical, electrical, and/or PCBA experience


  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and work from drawings, controlled documentation and processes such as: layout drawings, mechanical drawings, assembly procedures, work instructions, schematics, engineering drawings, and parts list
  • Experience working in an electro-mechanical manufacturing company, a precision manufacturing company, or aviation/aerospace manufacturing company
  • Experience with electrical wiring
  • IPC and/or JSTD certification including IPC610, IPC 7711/7722, or JSTD-001
  • Electro-mechanical assembly and prototype development experience
  • Experience setting up and running tests and experiments
  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs


  • This a 2nd shift position working from 3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs unassisted
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends when necessary


  • 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.  

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