Avionics Technician IV (Contract) shift work required

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO

About the Job

Are you a highly-skilled avionics professional ready to take your aviation career to next level? Join our team! As an Avionics Technician IV, you will be using your skills and expertise to repair and maintain electronic systems involved with the operation of an aircraft. You'll be responsible for moderately complex installation, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing our aircraft avionics and electrical system components and keeping our aircraft in airworthy condition.

The Space Systems business area, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads a group through the build and test processes to support production efforts

  • Completes parts lists, checks drawings, generates and processes engineering/document change requests, notices, and/or orders and other general engineer tasking with direction from Engineers

  • Works with the program team to support the production schedules

  • Performs wiring harness routing and installation in confined spaces following specified procedures

  • Fabricates, modifies, and repairs wire harnesses; including circular and D-Sub connectors, potted connectors, and metal braid shielded harnesses per engineering documentation and required standards

  • Tests electrical assemblies by manual and automated means

  • Assists engineering with performing tests, collection of test data, troubleshooting, and assessing the manufacturability of new cabling designs

  • Analyzes and develops solutions to complex electronic problems

  • Performs basic mechanical and electrical removals and installations

  • Performs and documents all work according to established company processes

  • Observes all safety precautions when working with ESD sensitive hardware

  • Maintains a neat and orderly work environment by operating with a “clean as you go” mentality

  • Complies with all environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures

  • Assists team member with non-avionics specific work

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Plans and assigns work for team members to accomplish management objectives in a timely manner

  • Ensures that all team members have the tools, training, materials, and support required to do their work

  • Performs internal audits and maintains a high standard of compliance to company policies and procedures  


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience

    • A higher-level degree may substitute for experience

    • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Clean room experience desired

  • NASA 8739.4 certification and/or IPC-620 with Space Addendum desired

  • Aircraft modification or spacecraft assembly experience required

  • Knowledge of reading, interpreting drawings, diagrams, and manuals; aircraft avionics/other systems; wire coding systems; avionics test equipment

  • Knowledge of manuals necessary to perform job

  • Skilled using basic hand tools, operate ground support equipment, troubleshoot electrical/electronic systems, and measuring using a variety of basic and precision measuring devices relating to job function


  • Familiarity with FCC and FCC GROL

  • Ability to mentor and guide subordinates

  • Basic understanding of spectrometer, Oscilloscope and/or Pitot static equipment

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.