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Astronics Repair Station Test Operator (2024-058) in Kirkland, Washington

Repair Station Test Operator (2024-058)

Astronics Subsidiary AES

Location Kirkland, WA


Astronics Advanced Electrical Systems (AES) is seeking a Repair Station Test Operator in Kirkland, WA .

This is a First Shift position. Hours are Mon Thurs, 6:00am 4:30pm.

If you are interested in working at a dynamic company with a winning culture which has won awards as one of Washington’s Best Places to work for 15 years consecutively , please read on!


The Test Operator should have a general mechanical/electrical aptitude, seeking further guidance from trained technicians as required. They will carry out their duties with an emphasis on 5s, safety, and quality. This role will follow set procedures and standard operational guidelines.


  • Perform set-up and routine go/no-go tests of circuits, and mechanical assemblies

  • Control operations of equipment or systems such as HASS chambers, HiPot, and ATE’s

  • Set up test devices using hand tools or automatic test methods

  • Document test results

  • May maintain logs and records indicating malfunctions

  • 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 equivalent required

  • Demonstrates familiarity (typically 1-2 years of direct experience in the duties and responsibilities of the position)


  • Comprehension – Understand and apply information conveyed in written and oral methods

  • Communication – Communicate information and ideas, written and verbal, so others will understand

  • Problem Sensitivity — Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem and notifying appropriate people.

  • Customer Service – Understand and quickly respond to customer needs

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance

  • Test Resource Management – determine the most efficient use of test resources to match or meet production flow requirements

  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.

Technical Skills:

  • Data base user interface software

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Electrical knowledge is a plus

Physical Abilities:

  • Manual dexterity

  • Lifting heavy items (typically 40 lbs.)

  • Near vision

  • Color and brightness differentiation - the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

Work Environment:

  • Possible exposure to high voltage

  • Possible exposure to liquid nitrogen (LN2)

  • Moderate noise environment


  • As a US Department of Defense Contractor, Astronics is bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Must be a US Person under ITAR to be eligible.

  • An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing pre-employment background check and drug test which includes screening for the use of cannabis.

Salary is $21.93 - $29.67 per hour. Several job-related and non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience in comparable roles, skill sets, training, education, licensure or certifications, other qualifications, market conditions and business needs influence actual salary offered.

Astronics AES offers a competitive benefits package including:

Stay Healthy – Health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, FSA, HSA, as well as voluntary life/AD&D, voluntary critical illness, accident prevention and hospital indemnity

Save for the Future – 401K & Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Find Balance – Employee Assistance Program, Hybrid work arrangements for many positions, work/life balance culture

Time for You – Generous Paid Time Off, starting at 120 hours annually, plus 12 Paid Holidays per year

Position Requirements

As above

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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.

EOE Statement Astronics 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.

This position is currently accepting applications.