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6 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Operations
Category: Technician

Production Test Technician 4, 2nd shift (2018-004)

About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Production Test Technician)


Astronics AES

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics’ revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.


The Production Test team's mission is to provide environmental and product test support to the production floor. We do this by following written test procedures and having a deep understanding of the operation of test equipment and environmental chambers. This is a senior production tech position. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in electronics, technical leadership, new product introduction, coordination with other technicians on test tasks, familiarity with all types of testing and troubleshooting, as well as Operations initiatives in lean manufacturing principles. The successful candidate will also be able to meet time standards on all products currently manufactured by the company, and perform any administrative duties required to support the Production Test team.


Perform production and environmental tests per established procedures and verify results.

Read and follow schematic diagrams.

Redline test and environmental test procedures during new product introduction.

Troubleshoot complex high power switching power supplies.

Assist in evaluation of new equipment required to support the work group.

Assist other technicians in the work group with the troubleshooting of defective units.

Fill out required paperwork following current company procedures and review data of other technicians as required.

Define, lead, and execute continuous improvement following lean manufacturing principles in test and environmental workspaces.

Insure adherence to approved safety policies.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Associate's degree (Electronics) from two-year college, military electronics school, or technical school, and a minimum of six years related experience.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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