[P150] Avionics Technician

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), España


As an Avionics Technician, you will be responsible for the manufacturing, assembly and integration of prototypes, qualification and acceptance models of avionics components for launch vehicles and ground equipment, giving also support on the test activities and maintenance of the avionics laboratory.  


Manufacturing, Assembly and Integration 
  • Read, interpret, analyze and work from electrical/electronic designs documentation such as wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical drawings, BOMs, parts list and schematics. 
  • Identify manufacturing, assembly and integration requirements and constrains. 
  • Generate and manage manufacturing orders and prepare parts and material required. 
  • Manage manufacturing, assembly and integration requests via management system (ERP). 
  • Self-monitor work progress against Program objectives and achieve on time delivery of all work. 
  • Manufacture and assemble high quality, high reliability wire harnesses and electromechanical components for both flight and ground segments (flight hardware of launch vehicles, test benches, EGSE, etc.). 
  • Perform the assembly of PCBs, carrying out tasks such as SMD/THT soldering, conformal coating, masking or epoxy application. 
  • Perform the electrical/mechanical assembly and integration of avionics hardware (batteries, PCDUs, on-board computers, etc.), Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and test benches at unitary, subsystem and system levels. 
  • Perform basic verification and inspection tasks of both flight and ground hardware in order to ensure it is ready to be operated or integrated in a major assembly. 
  • Support the testing activities of both flight and ground hardware during qualification and acceptance test campaigns. 
  • Assist with area efficiency improvement projects. 
  • Create technical and controlled documentation about manufacturing, assembly and integration criteria and recommendations that include lessons learnt and experiences to help a continuous improvement in this area. 
  • Elaborate manufacturing, assembly and integration procedures and manuals to support the activities. 
  • Generate assembly, integration and inspection reports to communicate the results with a precise, complete and clear manner. 
  • Interface with the Process Engineering team to assist with the development of production processes for first time production runs. 
  • Provide interface with laboratory technicians to request and collect materials required for manufacturing, assembly and integration activities, as well as to assist with the maintenance, troubleshooting and reparation tasks of the laboratory equipment. 
  • Interface with the avionics design team members to collect and understand the design of elements to be built and identify requirements and constrains.

Required Competencies

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate in electrical/electronic disciplines. 
  • 4+ years of professional experience manufacturing wire harnesses. 
  • 4+ years hands on experience with manufacturing and assembly of flight hardware (electrical/mechanical). 
  • 4+ years professional experience soldering components in PCBs. 
  • 2+ years of professional experience integrating flight hardware components and wire harness. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply industry standard cable and wire harness design practices in development harnesses. 
  • Demonstrated experience using basic mechanical and electronics hand tools. 
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and work from controlled documentation such as electrical/mechanical drawings, schematics, BOMs and wiring diagrams. 
  • Proven ability to generate autonomously manufacturing, assembly and integration procedures from design documentation, requirements and constrains. 
  • Ability to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment. 
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with other disciplines.  
  • Excellent organization skills. 
  • Fluency in verbal and written communication, both Spanish and English.

Desired Competencies

  • Proficiency with Odoo. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. 
  • Basic knowledge of 3D CAD software, preferably SIEMENS NX. 
  • Proficiency using electronics equipment such as programmable power supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc. 
  • Experience working with NASA-STD-8739 and its application. 
  • Experience working with IPC/WHMA-A-620. 
  • Experience verifying and validating functionally electronic hardware. 
  • Experience developing and mounting test benches. 
  • Experience with environmental tests (vibration, thermal, etc.). 
  • Familiar with Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE). 
  • Experience working in the aerospace industry.


  • Location: Elche 
  • Full time position 
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required

Equal Employment Opportunity

Payload Aerospace SL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

We are compromised in maintaining a diverse and free from discrimination working environment where everyone is treated with respect. Employment is based on an individual’s merit and qualifications, directly related to job competence.

These principles are included in all aspects of employment: recruiting, hiring, training, compensation and benefits, and promotion.