Virgin Galactic

Avionics Engineering Technician

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Engineering
US-NM-Las Cruces
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-NM-Las Cruces

Who we are

Virgin Galactic (SPCE:NYSE) Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.


We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good. 

Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver, and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

Virgin Galactic is seeking a talented and motivated Avionics Engineering Technician to join our Avionics team. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience working hands-on with avionics systems, aircraft wiring harness and electrical/mechanical installations.

The Avionics Engineer Technician (AET) works within the Avionics Engineering team to support development, testing, and maintenance of avionics systems. The AET performs assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed, selects or adapts standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents, receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed, and performs recurring work independently. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions.


  • Development of avionics test benches per Engineering specification and requirements
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of lab hardware
  • Aircraft wiring harnesses assembly
  • Prototype Hardware
    • Assemble circuit boards
    • Assemble breadboard and deadbug circuits
    • PCB design for prototypes and lab hardware
  • Avionics lab maintenance and upkeep
    • Equipment organization and checkout
    • Maintenance and stock of electrical components parts kits
  • Electronic flight hardware assembly, rework, and modification

What you bring

  • 3 or more years of relevant avionics or electrical technician experience
  • Strong troubleshooting, organizational, and written communication skills

As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 



ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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