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Assembler 3-4 (2020-010) 

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  


Perform the final installation, assembly and closure of the most complex instruments, controllers, scales and other similar electronic, electro-mechanical and mechanical products in an assigned area. Perform similar level of work in the repair, rework and modification of customer returned units. Perform other complex processing and fabrication as described below.


  • Acquire and maintain all required certifications.
  • Job Complexity and Supervision: Apply practical knowledge of assembly and improvements. Requires coordination with manufacturing and design engineers and technicians, as authorized and required. Work is normally performed under general and infrequent supervision and in accordance with generally known procedures, practices and operating plans, but with considerable personal judgment and interpretation required in application. Determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May provide guidance to other nonexempt personnel.
  • Final Product Verification: Through formal QA training and certification; must be able to perform Final Product Verification.
  • Pre-production (NPI): Assemble and install combinations of components, wiring, sub-assemblies and hardware to build any type of new electronic and electro-mechanical unit in a designated pre-production station. Develop and record the most efficient and effective assembly sequence, techniques, methods and processing steps for subsequent regular production and , as assigned, explain and demonstrate (provide training) to regular production employees; layout dimensions and locations as necessary. Perform all work within company workmanship standards.
  • Customer-Return & Repair (CRR): Modify, repair and rework customer-returned electronic and electro-mechanical units. Determine efficient and effective sequence for disassembly and reassembly; salvage components; repair and replace those designated as defective or modified.
  • Production repair station: Modify, repair and rework any assigned type of final production electronic and electro-mechanical unit in a designated production repair station. Determine efficient and effective sequence for disassembly and reassembly; salvage components; repair and replace those designated as defective and modified.
  • Specialized assignments: Perform specialized assignments in complex assembly and associated processing operations requiring substantial innovating and adapting to resolve problems in a timely manner and to meet all required specifications. (Such abilities are expected to be acquired only by long-term, in-depth and progressively more responsible experience at Astronics AES – or equivalent work situations.)
  • May be required to perform product testing.
  • Interpret and work in accordance with work orders; drawings, charts and other applicable engineering and production specifications; assure application of latest revisions; may also work from sketches and oral instructions. May be required to perform acceptance test procedures, hi-pot, leakage tests, pull tests, other “go, no-go” test per specified instructions.
  • Visually check completed work against drawings to ensure accuracy, completeness, latest revision. Remove and replace encapsulations and bonding, as applicable. Dimensionally check work utilizing applicable measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, gauges, scales.
  • Set up and utilized properly all applicable jigs, fixtures, aids; adapt tooling to new uses or work without tooling as necessary to complete work assignment. Use accurately such hand or power tools as soldering irons, solder suckers, wire strippers, high voltage soldering irons, resistance (module) welders, bench spot welders, nut drives, torque wrenches, drill presses, sanders, and microscope. Use iridite touch-up, solvents, degreasers, abrasives and other cleaning agents to clean work prior to solder and assembly as required.
  • Coordinate with engineering relative to prototype or repair problems, as authorized. May be assigned to set up equipment, interpret specifications, train and check accuracy of work of designated employees of lower classification.
  • Demonstrate the consistent ability to perform SMT parts placement and proper soldering/desoldering techniques per IPC-610. IPC7711-7721.
  • 5S: Will adhere to “5S” practices and organization for the workplace and participate in “lean-based” activities designed to promote continuous improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required

Will require certification in IPC610, 7711 and 7721.

2 years relevant aerospace production/assembly experience required. 4 years relevant aerospace production/assembly experience preferred.


  • 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.

Note: only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.


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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