Avionics Wire Harness Technician at Vector
Huntington Beach, CA, US

With nearly two decades of sub-orbital launch experience and technology development, VECTOR needs your help in taking the next steps to push space boundaries.  

Job Summary

Innovation in space occurs when people have the freedom to imagine and to do. We are looking for other thought leaders in their fields of expertise who also believe in our vision and can work beside us to make this dream a reality. The Avionics Wire Harness Technician will be responsible for working with engineers, testing electrical components, fabricating harnesses and electronic assemblies as well as supporting operations related to the VECTOR-R launch vehicle. This role is for a dynamic, self-starting individual with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position located at our facility in Huntington Beach, CA.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Self-monitor work progress against area benchmarks and achieve on time delivery of all work
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes
  • Able to understand electronic assembly drawings and schematics
  • Cable Harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings, mechanical drawings, GD&T
  • Record work performed on shop floor management system (ERP) as well as use e-mail (MS Outlook)
  • Able to follow established documentation and tracking practices
  • Ability to train the avionics/electrical production associates
  • Ensure the avionics/electrical build area has sufficient materials in stock, specifically consumables
  • Assist with area efficiency improvement projects, provide insight on safety, quality, and ergonomics of the avionics/electrical build area
  • Assist with the development of production processes for first time production runs
  • VECTOR strongly believes in the power of the individual and seeks people who share our passion for innovating, building and flying

This job might be for you if you have these:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must have at least (1) year of experience using basic mechanical and/or electronics hand tools
  • Experience in a high production environment with hands on experience fabricating harness, electro-mechanical assemblies, or prototype development.
  • NASA-STD-8739.3, NASA-STD-8739.4, IPC-610, IPC-620, J-STD-001 or equivalent certifications
  • Experience building flight quality printed circuit board assemblies (IPC Class 3)
  • Experience with inspection of printed circuit board assemblies
  • Experience with conformal coat and staking for printed circuit board assemblies
  • Ability to distinguish colors is required
  • Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25 lbs (unassisted)
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed

It would be impressive if you also have these:

  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Experience preferred in fast-paced production environment with flight hardware.
  • BIG vision to reshape the multi-billion launch market
  • Ability to work independently as well as a cross-functional team
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team

Personal Requirements

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be part of an innovative team that designs, builds and flies rockets? Put your skills to work and see if you have what it takes to become a part of the new frontier of rocket science. Search all of our job openingswww.vector-launch.com 

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

VECTOR is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.