Avionics Integration & Test Technician



Texas, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

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.



  • Read, interpret, and work from released schematics and drawings as well as from uncontrolled documentation. Interpret design intent and provide feedback to engineering to complete documentation
  • Perform validation and testing of various electronic components using equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, and test racks
  • Perform integration on a full system suite of electronics to include on-vehicle, ground segment, and launch mount applications. Additionally, document the results in a clear, precise, and complete manner
  • Mechanically assemble complex electro-mechanical assemblies, high quality wire harnesses, test racks, junction boxes, and associated components involving hand soldering and component fabrication
  • Monitor and control vehicle stage software to aid in avionics checkout procedures
  • Assist engineering in the development of avionics build, design, and systems processes to include developing planning for interim dispositions to streamline instrumentation troubleshooting and standard repair procedures
  • Self-monitor work progress and achieve on time delivery of all work


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 3+ years of experience manufacturing wire harnesses or electro-mechanical sub-assemblies
  • 2+ years of experience using electronics equipment (e.g. DMMs, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, power supplies, DAQs, etc.)


  • Experience in aerospace, aviation, military, or other high-reliability industry
  • Skill in operating and manipulating machinery and various hand and power tools requiring manual dexterity
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments
  • Prior or current IPC-A-620, NASA 8739-4, J-STD-001, or SpaceX AV1200-4 certifications
  • Basic knowledge of electronics theory and principles
  • Experience drafting or modeling in a 3D environment
  • Experience using schematic capture applications
  • Experience with Atlassian tools including Confluence and JIRA
  • 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.
  • Some travelling will be necessary - 10%
  • 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
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to distinguish colors is required


Pay range:
Avionics Integration & Test Technician/Level 1: $21.00/hour
Avionics Integration & Test Technician/Level 2: $26.00/hour
Avionics Integration & Test Technician/Level 3: $31.00/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.