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Avionics Test Technician (Space Simulation Test Lab)

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies

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hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

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.



  • Self-monitor work progress against fast-paced area benchmarks and achieve on time delivery of all work
  • Work with design engineers to develop and document test procedures
  • Use a wide range of test equipment including establishing and maintaining specialized test setups
  • Perform tests and record test results
  • Work with design engineers to troubleshoot failures
  • Conduct tests at external specialist test houses
  • Program and operate environmental test chambers
  • Record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP)
  • 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
  • Responsible for some preventative maintenance activities on test equipment and data acquisition systems
  • Use mechanical hand tools and torque wrenches to setup test fixtures


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience in test procedure development, electronic troubleshooting, or working in a manufacturing/production environment


  • Associate degree in electronics engineering technology or engineering
  • Experience with thermal vacuum testing
  • Experience with vibration and shock testing
  • Some experience in space, aviation, military or other high-reliability operating environments is highly desirable
  • Software skills - LabVIEW or Python desired
  • Capable of working with diverse electrical test equipment analog and digital and RF
  • Strong team working skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime and/or weekends as needed
  • Estimated start times: 1st shift (5am), 2nd shift (1:30pm)
  • Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted


Pay range:
Avionics Test Technician/Level 1: $20.00 - $27.00/hour
Avionics Test Technician/Level 2: $25.00 - $32.50/hour
Avionics Test Technician/Level 3: $30.00 - $38.00/hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation & will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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