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Aerospace Technician - Avionics

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Florida, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for fabricating, inspecting, and testing avionics assemblies for various spaceflight systems. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Assist with transition from development to production, including qualification schedules and first articles

  • Responsible for the fabrication and repair activities of various cable harnesses, including but not limited to signal cables, RF cables, fiber optic cables, high data rate cables, power cables, potting processes, etc.

  • Perform second party verifications and hardware inspections to engineering models, drawings, specifications, and written procedures

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct malfunctions by modification, rework, repair, and/or maintenance.

  • Support vehicle/launch operations installation of open-ended harnesses by performing field installations

  • Perform mate/de-mate, cleaning, inspection, length/breakout measuring, reassembly and testing of harnesses and sub-systems

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for area safety and efficiency

  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple and rapidly changing priorities.

  • Adhere to ESD and safety standards.


  • Must have high school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of 2-5 years in a direct manufacturing position, working on aerospace programs or production lines heavily involving a range of manufacturing methods and techniques, in both leadership and hands-on roles; experience on aerospace production programs a plus.

  • Experience with harsh environment cable harness assemblies including power, signal, fiber optic, and high data rate cables

  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools: LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen

  • Experience in aerospace avionics/harnessing or related fields.

  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures.

  • Ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities

  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.

  • Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills in English

  • A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances

  • Demonstrates understanding and is able to apply continuous improvement terminology/tools: LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma principles/DFSS/Lean design principles, Value Stream, and Kaizen

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


  • Knowledge in avionics manufacturing

  • Knowledge to operate test equipment (Hi-Pot tester, Kelvin setup tester, sweep generators, multi-meters, torque meters, etc.)

  • Has worked with any of the following: IPC/WHMA-A-620, MIL-DTL-22520, NASA-STD-8739, J-STD-001, and/or ANSI/ESD S20.20

  • Manual dexterity to handle all types of hand tools (wrenches, pliers, crimp, screwdriver, etc.)

  • Ensure test systems are setup per Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs) and Qualification Test Procedures (QTPs)

  • Assist in resolving operational issues found during process testing including but not limited to Hi-Pot, Kelvin setup, bandwidth/throughput, RF/VSWR, tensile and automated test equipment testing

  • Basic math skills to read and use various dimensional measurement tools (tape measure, calipers, etc.)

  • Experienced in handling aerospace components

  • Experienced in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment

Must be physically able to:

  • Climb ladders and stairs, work in small restricted areas.

  • Lift and carry 50 lbs.

  • Ability to successfully pass vision test (not color blind, 20/20 vision or corrected to 20/20)

  • Work 1st,2nd or 3rd shift, as well as overtime, when necessary.

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. At Blue Origin, 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.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.