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Avionics Technician
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Locations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
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Requirements
  • 5+ years of relevant hands-on technician work experience in the aerospace, aviation, military, telecommunications or similar industries
  • 5+ years of experience working in PCB, cable harness fabrication, electro-mechanical, mechanical, integration assemblies and prototype development
  • Experience using a PC; experience with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word), shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent concentration with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy, great organizational skills, and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to read/interpret and work from controlled technical documentation and processes such as engineering drawings, layout drawings, mechanical drawings, assembly procedures, manufacturing instructions, schematics, and parts lists
  • Skills in operating and manipulating automated machinery and various mechanical and electronic hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity with minimal instruction
  • Strong emphasis on safety, cleanliness, adherence to corporate policies and standards, a great attitude, and the ability to effectively work with a team
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging flight production clean room environment
  • Physical effort including carrying, lifting, and pushing moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 40 lbs.)
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders to work at elevated
  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be willing to work 50+ hours a week (overtime) including weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines, flexibility required
  • Must be willing to travel to other ABL sites or customer facilities as necessary
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent concentration with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy, great organizational skills, and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to read/interpret and work from controlled technical documentation and processes such as engineering drawings, layout drawings, mechanical drawings, assembly procedures, manufacturing instructions, schematics, and parts lists
  • Skills in operating and manipulating automated machinery and various mechanical and electronic hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity with minimal instruction
  • Strong emphasis on safety, cleanliness, adherence to corporate policies and standards, a great attitude, and the ability to effectively work with a team
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging flight production clean room environment
  • Physical effort including carrying, lifting, and pushing moderately heavy materials or equipment (15 to 40 lbs.)
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders to work at elevated
  • Work occasionally performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
  • Must be willing to work 50+ hours a week (overtime) including weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines, flexibility required
  • Must be willing to travel to other ABL sites or customer facilities as necessary
  • 1+ years of experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Ability to perform repetitive assembly operations, bending, crimping, grasping, pulling, reflowing, sitting, soldering, standing, stooping, stretching, stripping, and torquing are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Associate Degree in electrical discipline
  • Manufacture and soldering of electronic components to NASA workmanship standards using IPC-J-STD-001 and/or IPC-A-610 standards
  • Manufacture electrical cable and harnesses to IPC-A-620 standard
  • Current or past certification for NASA-STD-8739.4, NASA-STD-8739.6, IPC-A-610, IPC-A-620, IPC-J-STD-001 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of ANSI S20.20 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) standard and 5S methodologies
  • Critical thinking: ABL Technicians understand the "why" behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is no roadmap and ABL Technicians must be Flexible and have the ability to adapt quickly
  • End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
Responsibilities
  • Perform work according to shop floor instructions, manuals, procedures, specifications, and test instructions to guarantee the quality and workmanship of the product
  • Execute cross-disciplinary production work, to include avionics, engines, fluid systems, and structures to manage schedule priorities
  • Electro-mechanical assembly of surface mount and through-hole components along with the building of circuit boards and small electrical assemblies
  • Support epoxy, polymer and resin applications to mask, bond, conformal coat, encapsulate, pot, and stake electronic assemblies
  • Wire prep, populate, close out, bundle and route to fabricate high quality, high reliability cable and wire harnesses
  • Assemble PCB assemblies into product chassis and support final vehicle integration by installing electrical sub-assemblies and routing cables and harnesses
  • Independently perform work and verifications of flight hardware and record results in a clear, precise, and complete manner within shop floor management system (ERP)
  • Document anomalies and non-conformities and associated rework to quickly return non-conforming product back into normal workflow
  • Ensure lab equipment and tooling is calibrated and maintained, and sustain the consumable supply inventory
  • Operate complex automated equipment, including routine inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Perform functional testing of built hardware, including setups, instrumentation, test execution, create/upload reports, and teardown
  • Work with production and test engineers to develop assembly processes and test procedures
  • Assist with transitioning products from development to initial production to full rate production
  • Work with development engineers to understand vehicle system fundamentals
  • Offer continuous improvement recommendations by speaking openly to elevate concerns
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.