Sr. Electrical/Avionics Engineering Technician

Reliable Robotics

Reliable Robotics

Other Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.
As a Sr. Electrical/Avionics Technician at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Production team and report to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. This is a small but growing team of highly motivated people passionate about delivering quality products and services on time, with unquestionable value. You’ll play a critical role in the build, operation, integration, test, diagnostics, inspection, and maintenance of highly reliable systems, including flight computers, power and actuation systems, and the wire harnesses that interconnect them. Your work will support various product development phases such as prototype, research and development, aircraft certification, and recurring production. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as the last line of defense for ensuring that our safety-critical systems are reliable and produced to the intended engineering requirements.


  • Build, operate, integrate, test, diagnose, inspect, and maintain highly reliable systems, including avionics and electromechanical assemblies, wire harnesses, and circuit card assemblies
  • Read, interpret, and work from drawings, controlled documentation, and processes such as drawings, layouts, assembly procedures/work instructions, schematics, engineering drawings, and master parts lists
  • Develop and improve manufacturing and installation instructions
  • Assure product and process quality by testing finished-product and process capabilities
  • Resolve product non-conformances and collaborate with the quality team to implement corrective actions
  • Record work performed in a clear, precise, and complete manner
  • Assist with the development of production and improvement processes

Basic Success Criteria

  • 4+ years of professional experience building and testing wire harnesses, electromechanical assemblies, or circuit boards within a safety-critical environment
  • 4+ years of hands-on experience reviewing technical designs and working from drawings, schematics, layouts, assembly/procedures, master parts lists, and other controlled documentation
  • Prior workmanship and inspection qualification for wire harnessing and soldering (e.g., IPC A620, IPC J-STD-001, or NASA 8739.4)
  • Ability to proficiently use a PC/Mac, Google Suite, manufacturing execution systems, JIRA, or equivalent tools
  • Ability to lift 25-pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet, with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Success Criteria

  • Extensive familiarity with fabricating robust wire harnesses using military specification cables, connectors, and tooling
  • Proficiency with surface mount and through-hole soldering and rework
  • Prior experience installing or repairing avionics on aircraft or other aerospace vehicles
  • Experience with electrical test equipment, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, and thermal chambers
  • Proficiency in drafting electrical and mechanical diagrams
  • Experience setting up and running tests and experiments
Our team is passionate about delivering on our commitments, solving hard problems, continuously improving, and helping the business succeed. We are constantly reevaluating our technologies, products, and capabilities. If you are a lifelong learner, you will love this environment. Get in on the ground floor and help us build the company.
The position will be located at our facility in Mountain View, California. Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
The estimated salary range for this position is $90,000 to $132,000/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.
In addition to base compensation, Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers, and a casual work environment.
This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.
All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.
At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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