Lead Electrical Engineering Technician

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Other Engineering
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

We are looking for a Lead Engineering Technician to join our Electrical Engineering lab team to provide leadership and guidance and improve product quality for our Anduril Product Team.


  • The Lead Engineering Technician will be working and provide guidance to the engineering technicians team on harness and PCBA build and rework in our HQ EE Lab.
  • Oversee day to day activities of the physical EE lab and ensure the highest standards and availability of tools, instruments, and equipment. (ie. installation, calibration, maintenance and procurement of tools and test equipment). Identify opportunities and lead the implantation of changes to drive improvements. Anticipate future equipment, tools and lab space needed and led effort to meet project and business needs.
  • Plan and direct assigned tasks and project activities with the accountability for successful completion of assigned deliverables.
  • Support engineering activities such as building prototypes, sub-assemblies, and prepare feasibility test units, samples under the guidance of engineers.
  • Perform work using drawings, diagrams, written and verbal instructions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and trouble-shooting functions.
  • Conduct repairs and reworks of PCBAs and cable harnesses/assemblies during engineering tests.
  • Procure and source electrical components under the direction of engineers as required.
  • Ensure team members are properly trained and use equipment and tools according to procedures and/or work instructions.
  • Fabricate special test equipment, electronic test boxes, and harnesses.
  • Independently set up and utilize standard test equipment, including oscilloscopes, power analyzers, power supplies, and digital multimeters.
  • Perform circuit board electronic modifications, such as component rework, soldering/de-soldering of electronic components per industry standards such as IPC 7711 / IPC 610.
  • Perform quality inspection and verification of worked performed by team per industry standard (ie. IPC).
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with ambiguous targets and adapt work plans based on new outcomes.


  • Minimum 3 years experience as an engineering technician working in a prototype/engineering development lab environment.
  • Ability to read and understand complex PCBA schematics, cable assembly drawings, without the need to have detailed assembly instructions.
  • Experience with building prototype electro-mechanical hardware, such as PCBAs, cables and wiring harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies (drones, vehicles, or eq.).
  • Extensive prototyping experience: Soldering, crimping, assembling cables to IPC Standards.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical components & connectors, familiar with basic hand tools and crimping equipment.
  • Basic understanding of fundamental electrical engineering concepts.
  • Familiarity with basic electrical test equipment such as DMMs, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc.
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export controlled data.


  • Prior leadership experience in an engineering lab environment or project.
  • Associate's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
  • Strong understanding of PCBs, PCBAs, prototyping and assembly techniques.
  • Experience with task management software such as Trello or JIRA.
  • Able to hand solder PCBAs per J-STD / IPC-A-610 / IPC 7711.
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with IPC-A-620 standards.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted.
US Hourly Range
$36$54 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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