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As an Avionics Development Specialist on the Starship avionics production team, you will be empowered to choose PCBA equipment for the Starship new product introduction (NPI) manufacturing line and bringing the plan to reality. You will get the opportunity to collaborate cross-functionally with hardware development engineers, integration, and the NPI production team on hardware development, DFM, and initial production runs. This role will directly impact Starship production rate by enabling the rapid development of PCBA manufacturing and making life interplanetary.


  • Execute new product introduction builds across all work centers
  • Assist with initial PCBA line setup, facility requests, and programming of equipment
  • Program, load, and operate automated equipment
  • Design custom fixtures for PCBA to ensure efficient process flow
  • Indirectly train technicians to run/troubleshoot complex machines
  • Triage non-conforming product and drive resolution and preventative actions
  • Resolve production issues while ensuring design integrity, product quality, and delivery timelines
  • Perform process development and validation on new models in extremely aggressive timelines
  • Ensure the successful transition of a product’s development
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance, and cost
  • Define maintenance schedules and support activities


  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment OR a bachelor’s degree in an engineering, math or science discipline


  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in an engineering, math or science discipline
  • Experience producing J-STD-001 Class 2, IPC-A-610 Class 2 or equivalent hardware
  • Experience programming, loading and operating the following automated equipment: paste printer, solder paste inspection (SPI), pick and place, reflow oven, automated optical inspection (AOI), X-ray inspection, adhesive/coating dispenser, BGA rework
  • Experience with electrical test, in circuit and/or bed of nails testing
  • Ability to deliver high quality hardware in a fast paced NPI environment
  • Ability to adapt and process change quickly
  • Excellent computer skills (email, Microsoft Windows, ERP/MRP/MES systems, iOS, executing custom developed software)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Ability to provide process and design improvement suggestions to engineering


  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
  • Standing for long periods of time, climbing up and down ladders, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, and stretching may be required to perform the functions of this position
  • Able to lift up to 25lbs. unassisted

Tagged as: ERP, MES, MRP, PCBA, j-std-001 class 2, ipc-a-610 class 2

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