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Avionics Technician( 1- 1st shift, 1 -2nd shift) (3 month contract) positions.  


  • Perform assembly and test tasks on wire harnesses, control boxes, and electromechanical assemblies per written procedures and drawings.
  • Mechanical / electrical assembly of PCB assemblies into product chassis
  • Perform verifications of flight hardware and documenting results in a clear, precise and complete manner
  • Maintain high standards of safety, quality and output consistent with the requirements of being a Virgin Orbit team member
  • Work with and provide input to the development and manufacturing engineers to improve part manufacturability
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement activities in production methods, equipment performance and team effectiveness
  • Properly utilize Avionics test equipment to perform systems test and keep abreast of new and advanced test equipment and the use of such equipment
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Demonstrated experience in new product introductions within aerospace, aviation or automotive industries
  • Experience assembling and testing electrical and electro-mechanical components and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Creative problem solver, able to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Self-directed with excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in both R&D and production rate environments
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 40lbs (unassisted)
  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours min
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of Avionics systems and their operation and the proven ability to troubleshoot basic problems
  • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems a plus
  • Strong mathematical, basic computer, problem solving and decision making skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with EMI / EMC / RF testing
  • Experience with thermal vacuum testing
  • Experience with shock testing
  • Experience with LabVIEW, Python or other test and scripting languages
  • Experience working with National Instruments, or comparable lab equipment
  • Experience building wire harnesses including terminating and installing connectors. Ability to travel to test and launch site in Mojave
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Job Number: 1810088138
Job Location: Long Beach, CA
Duration: 3 months
Input Date: 07/06/2018
Last Updated: 08/14/2018
Attention: Karla Pelonis
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866

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