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Avionics Electro-Mechanical Test Technician – Temporary

Avionics Electro-Mechanical Test Technician – Temporary

Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade Skills

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.

Avionics Electro-Mechanical Test Technician – Temporary


  • 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.
  • Programming and operating 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.
  • Ability to use mechanical hand tools and torque wrenches to setup test fixtures.


This is a temporary position with SpaceX, for the length of time as stated, and is subject to change with minimal notice as business needs dictate.

  • LENGTH OF POSITION: 6 months
  • LOCATION: Hawthorne, CA
  • SHIFT: 1st and 2nd Shift
  • Candidates must be available to work all shifts, overtime and weekends as necessary. This position may require a rotating schedule on a weekly basis.


  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience using mechanical hand tools


  • Associate’s degree 
  • Conformal coat support experience utilizing NVOC, Urethane, Acrylic and Silicone based CC
  • Experience maintaining and programming of PVA Conformal Coat system
  • Current or past certification for NASA-STD-8739.3, IPC-610 or equivalent
  • Experience preferred in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy


  • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime and weekends as needed
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted
  • This position may require a rotating schedule on a weekly basis


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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 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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