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Avionics R&D Technician

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


Firefly Electronics R&D Technicians will be an integral part of the electronics team supporting new product development and testing. Qualified candidates will be responsible for production of test equipment, breakout boxes, test harnesses, flight harnesses, development electronics assemblies, and more. You will also have opportunities to be part of test campaigns, involved with development of launch site support equipment, and part of lab improvements and maintenance.


  • Assist in the build, operation, and maintenance of electronic assemblies and instrumentation systems for both developmental and flight applications
  • Perform laboratory tests to identify defects in R&D electronic assemblies using digital multi-meters, signal generators, semiconductor testers, spectrum analyzers, and related test equipment
  • Diagnose, repair, and document instrumentation and system malfunctions
  • Read and interpret planning documents, process controls, schematics, wiring diagrams, specifications, drawings, manuals, blueprints, and engineering sketches
  • Provide feedback to engineering on design improvements and troubleshooting results
  • Perform cable terminations, routing, securing, installation, and/or testing of development, test, and flight harnessing
  • Build breadboard/test assemblies (i.e. solder, jumper wires, programming, development boards, etc.) using engineering schematics and documentation
  • Produce test equipment assemblies, breakout boxes, test harnesses, test reports, build documentation, and other R&D subassemblies for supporting various



  • Minimum 2 years of industry related experience
  • Experience working with hand tools and various crimping tools in a professional capacity; soldering of wires & connectors, operation of wire stripping, pinning out a military type connector, routing & tie wrapping cables
  • Training and/or experience in basic operation of electronic and electrical test equipment such as multimeters, power supplies, and signal generators


  • Associates Degree, or higher, in Instrumentation, Control Technology, Electrical Systems, or other related field
  • Knowledge in Data Acquisition hardware and software, preferred experience using LabView and NI DAC Chassis
  • Working knowledge of transducers, operational amplifiers, and the knowledge of measurement techniques for temperature, pressure, flow, displacement, vibration and the application strain gages are also highly desired. Identify required data, data acquisition plans and test parameters, setting up equipment to conform to these specifications
  • Knowledge and practical experience with any of the following sensors: Resistance Temperature Devices (RTDs), thermocouples, strain gages, accels, pressure transducers
  • 5+ years of industry related experience

Additional Requirements

  • General physical fitness is required for some work tasks, also the ability to lift heavy objects is required in this position >50lbs
  • Availability to travel periodically for test support is required
  • Ability to work safely at elevated heights may be required
  • Must be available for overtime and weekends

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , Avionics R&D Technician, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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