Harness Technician

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 02/22/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -022024-18416 State: Florida

Job Description

Aviation Harness Technician

Location: Merritt Island, FL

Salary: $46.20/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment w/ potential for extension or conversion

Shift: Monday through Friday, 2pm-10:30pm. Up to 35% overtime (overtime could be during weekends)

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED. Additional technical training or certification preferred.
  • A minimum of 5-10 years in a manufacturing role in aerospace or similar industry, with a focus on avionics or harness fabrication.
  • Proficiency in the installation of avionics components and systems.
  • Extensive experience in cable harness assembly and installation for aerospace (signal cables, RF cables, fiber optic cables, high data rate cables).
  • Well-versed in harsh environment cable harness assembly procedures.
  • Familiarity with electrical safety and ESD control standards
  • Proficient with continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN, 5S, and Six Sigma.
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings, specifications, and work instructions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Physical Requirements: Capable of climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, and lifting up to 50lbs. Must meet necessary vision standards and able to work across different shifts including the possibility of overtime.

Desired:

  • Experience with avionics manufacturing and operation of related test equipment.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as IPC/WHMA-A-620, MIL-DTL-22520, NASA-STD-8739, J-STD-001, and ANSI/ESD S20.20.
  • Knowledge of advanced test equipment for avionics systems, such as Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Demonstrated skill in performing Hi-Pot, continuity, and other avionics-related tests.
  • Manual dexterity to handle precision tools for avionics installation and tests.
  • Proficient in using measurement tools and understanding basic math concepts.
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Expertly perform installations of avionic components and systems, ensuring operational reliability and adherence to design specifications.
  • Take initiative in the transition from development to production, supervising qualification timelines and first article assemblies.
  • Conduct detailed installations, including intricate cable harness configurations, ensuring all avionic installations meet safety and quality standards.
  • Inspect, test, and verify avionics assemblies against stringent technical models, drawings, specifications, and work instructions.
  • Troubleshoot avionic system issues, carrying out necessary modifications, reworks, repairs, or maintenance to resolve malfunctions.
  • Collaborate with vehicle and launch operations teams to perform in-field harness installations, adapting to dynamic launch conditions and requirements.
  • Ensure the optimal function of avionics systems by conducting thorough inspections, cleanings, measurements, and testing activities.
  • Spearhead continuous improvement efforts in avionic installation processes, prioritizing safety and operational efficiency.
  • Maintain a collaborative team environment, effectively balancing multiple priorities and adapting to rapidly evolving project needs.
  • Adhere to strict Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and safety protocols, promoting a culture of safety within all workspaces.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission and vision

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