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Avionics Technician (20+ openings, multiple shifts)

Merritt Island, FL

Posted: 05/24/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 1811801 Pay Rate: 30/hour - 46/hour

Job Description

Up to 10 openings on multiple shifts immediately available.


Compensation: Up to $46/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Merritt Island, Florida. These positions are 100% onsite at a space rocket facility with no possibility of remote or work-from-home.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


Contact for more information and for access to over 100+ other openings in space and aerospace.


We are seeking a highly skilled Avionics Integration Technician to join our dynamic team of experts. Your role will involve fabricating, inspecting, and testing avionics assembly’s integral to our various spaceflight systems. As the Technician - Integration Engineering III, your contributions will be critical to ensuring safe, consistent, and groundbreaking advancements in human spaceflight.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Expertly perform installations of avionic components and systems, ensuring operational reliability and adherence to design specifications.

·        Take initiative in the transition from development to production, supervising qualification timelines and first article assemblies.

·        Conduct detailed installations, including intricate cable harness configurations, ensuring all avionic installations meet safety and quality standards.

·        Inspect, test, and verify avionics assemblies against stringent technical models, drawings, specifications, and work instructions.

·        Troubleshoot avionic system issues, carrying out necessary modifications, reworks, repairs, or maintenance to resolve malfunctions.

·        Collaborate with vehicle and launch operations teams to perform in-field harness installations, adapting to dynamic launch conditions and requirements.

·        Ensure the optimal function of avionics systems by conducting thorough inspections, cleanings, measurements, and testing activities.

·        Spearhead continuous improvement efforts in avionic installation processes, prioritizing safety and operational efficiency.

·        Maintain a collaborative team environment, effectively balancing multiple priorities and adapting to rapidly evolving project needs.

·        Adhere to strict Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and safety protocols, promoting a culture of safety within all workspaces.


·        High school diploma or GED; further technical training or certification preferred.

·        A minimum of 5-10 years in a manufacturing role in aerospace or similar industry, with a focus on avionics or harness fabrication.

·        Well-versed in harsh environment cable harness assembly procedures.

·        Proficient with continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN, 5S, and Six Sigma.

·        Able to read and interpret technical drawings, specifications, and work instructions.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

·        Computer literate with working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office suite.

·        Legal eligibility to work in the United States as a citizen or permanent resident.

Desired Skills:

·        Experience with avionics manufacturing and operation of related test equipment.

·        Familiarity with industry standards such as IPC/WHMA-A-620, MIL-DTL-22520, NASA-STD-8739, J-STD-001, and ANSI/ESD S20.20.

·        Proficient in using measurement tools and understanding basic math concepts.

·        Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Lauren Scheidel
Senior Lead Recruiter

Lauren has 9+ years of full cycle recruiting experience and is knowledgeable in contract, contract to hire, and direct hire recruiting for F500 companies and high growth startups. She enjoys agency recruiting because she can partner with a variety of companies, some of her favorites being in the software and aerospace industries. On the weekends, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, watching reruns of The Office, and baking.


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