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Inspector 2, Customer Return and Repair, Weekend Shift (5:30 am - 6:00 pm) (2019-149) 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.

Astronics Subsidiary Astronics AES  
Location Kirkland, WA  


The primary function of the Customer Return and Repair (CRR) Inspector is to inspect products for compliance to specifications, drawings, workmanship standards and customers' contract or purchase order. The position requires proficiency in the inspection of electronic hardware and hardware form, fit and cleanliness. Types of inspection performed are incoming components, in-process, source/government and final inspections.



  • Receiving inspection on components received into the repair station for use, validating manufacturer's traceability requirements and issuing air-worthiness certificates as required
  • Final inspection for all customer owned hardware in conjunction with FAR Part 145 or Part 21 as applicable.
  • In-process inspection of repairs performed against industry, regulatory and contractual requirements such as IPC-610-A, IPC7711/7712 and repair orders.
  • Proper disposal of discrepant hardware
  • Data entry into the repair station database as necessary as part of the product acceptance completion process.

Conduct thorough reviews of Part 145 products shipped for:

  • All repair work performed is documented accurately onto the maintenance report
  • All referenced information on the maintenance report is complete, accurate and matches repair order requirements
  • All test reports are complete, reviewed for pass/fail criteria
  • All test equipment used for final acceptance are within calibration
  • Airworthiness certificates are complete and comply with the repair order requirements for workmanship standards, drawings, specifications, internal sales order and customer repair order requirements.

Following repair station established procedures, guidelines and FAR requirements. Work with the CRR team to identify and continuously improve processes and update relevant documentation.

Interface with the CRR team and Contracts for ensuring repair station documentation and hardware are compliant to the repair order requirements.

Conduct age-sensitive material audits; support internal product, quality, regulatory and customer audits.

Support customer and internal corrective and preventative action activities to drive improved customer satisfaction

Perform other duties as assigned.

Per the Code of Federal Regulations (48 CFR § 252.223-7004 - Drug-free work force), this is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug tests.



High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

Three years related experience working in an Aerospace or equivalent manufacturing or repair station environment performing in-process inspection, final inspection, shipping inspection and/or repair inspection.


Ability to read and comprehend contractual requirements, workmanship standards and industry regulations. Write and revise work instructions and procedures.

Familiarity with working in databases, electronic website portals and Microsoft Word and Excel.

Holds or has the ability to obtain repairman certificate per CFR Title 14 Part 65.

Knowledge of FAA regulatory requirements (14 CFR Part 21, 65 and 145), electronic workmanship standards (IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC 7711/7712) a plus


Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.


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 e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
EOE Statement 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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