• Contract Avionics Hardware Technician

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for manufacturing, assembling and supporting testing of hardware that meets the requirements of Blue Origin's launch vehicle programs. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Perform workmanship quality inspections on circuit cards, wire harnesses and other electronic parts and assemblies
    • Follow detailed work instructions to assemble electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies and wire harnesses
    • Soldering and cleaning at board and component levels
    • Fabrication of support brackets, electronics boxes
    • Installation of wire harnesses and instrumentation on test set-ups, Ground Support Equipment and flight vehicles
    • Designing and fabrication of assembly tooling
    • Working with engineers to review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly, and support development tests
    • Reviewing and editing work instructions for assembly tasks
    • Recommending, Planning and communicating assembly steps for complex installations
    • Safely work with hazardous systems containing chemicals, high pressure and low/high voltage
    • Support Qualification testing of avionics assemblies
    • Continuity and isolation tests
    • Provide prototyping support manufacturing and assembly
    • Support remote test site facility installations and field operations as required


    • Basic electronics training
    • ESD process and controls experience
    • Demonstrated capability to use standard electronics tools, soldering, wire harness manufacturing/repair, electronic test equipment and basic fabrication shop equipment
    • At least 7 years’ experience in Aerospace Avionics or related fields
    • Attention to detail, passion for space and for success
    • Basic hand tool experience such as, torque wrenches, screw drivers, and crimpers.
    • Experience working with mechanical structures
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
    • Able to lift 50 lbs


    • 10 or more years’ experience in launch vehicle or propulsion system assembly, vehicle integration, testing and processing
    • Experience in staking and conformal coating
    • Experience with power systems and high voltage systems
    • Certification in and/or Knowledge of IPC standards for assembly and inspection
    • J-STD soldering certification
    • Experience and capability to interface with software systems such as data bases & systems such as Microsoft Office Suite


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