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.
Apprentice Avionics Test Technician
An Apprentice Avionics Test Technician is responsible for aiding in and performing tests on Avionics components and recording the test results. The Apprentice Technician works side by side with seasoned Test Technicians and Engineers in a state-of-the-art Test lab with environmental test chambers and test equipment. The position is an excellent to starting point to a technical career!
- Self-monitor work progress against fast-paced area benchmarks and achieve on time delivery of all work.
- Working with design engineers to develop and document test procedures.
- Using a wide range of test equipment including establishing and maintaining specialized test setups.
- Performing tests and recording test results.
- Working with design engineers to troubleshoot failures.
- Conducting tests at external specialist test houses.
- Programming and operating environmental test chambers.
- Record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use e-mail (MS Outlook).
- Perform verifications of flight hardware and documenting results in a clear, precise and complete manner.
- Assist with the development of production processes for first time production runs.
- Assist with area efficiency and 5S improvement projects.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- At least 3 months experience operating diverse electrical test equipment (analog, digital and RF).
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- BSEET degree preferred.
- Software skills- LabVIEW or Python desired.
- Computer skills- familiarity with MS Office suite.
- Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed.
- Must be willing to work all shifts.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
- Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching are generally required to perform the functions of this position.
- 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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.