Test Technician I, II, III



Candidates should possess a well-rounded foundational knowledge of electromechanical systems with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience and a desire to learn and solve problems quickly. The Test Technician is responsible for assembly and testing of aerospace test systems and components including electrical and mechanical elements. This is a dynamic position that requires the flexibility to adapt quickly between different roles and a proficiency in a broad set of trades. The candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate a lifelong track record of hands on experience and attention to detail with a desire to excel.


  • Assembling valves, regulators, filters, and other fluid system components

  • Inspecting precision machined components

  • Operating shop machinery

  • Performing high pressure pneumatic and hydraulic testing

  • Operating test system equipment, reading instrumentation and using computer systems to log test results

  • Assembling test system frames, sheet metal assemblies, and overall system integration

  • Building wire harnesses – Soldering, Crimping, Routing, Labelling, Testing

  • Fabricating tube assemblies – Cutting, Facing, Bending, Flaring, Cleaning, Testing

  • Troubleshooting components and test system anomalies

  • Maintaining a professional and neat work area


*Applicants need not meet all responsibilities of the role but should be ready to discuss and demonstrate proficiencies from the list above.

Basic Qualifications

  • Team oriented and trustworth, a history of demonstrating good character and strong values

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Experience fabricating, repairing, or maintaining complex systems such as cars, aircraft, helicopters, or propulsion systems or related test and support systems

    • Level I: Minimum of 2 years (Hobbies, DIY projects, or club experience may be considered)

    • Level II: Minimum of 5 years industry experience

    • Level III: Minimum of 10 years industry experience

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Trade school or other training certificate, A & P license desired

  • 5+ years of hobby experience building or fixing complex equipment

  • Experience with aircraft or spacecraft components and testing

  • Familiarity with cleanliness standards

  • Familiarity with electrical power systems and or robotics 

  • Training in the assembly, installation, removal and tear down of components

  • High pressure pneumatic system safety

  • Knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow measurement devices

  • Intermediate mathematical skills (Trig)

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Excel)

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team, meeting aggressive schedules

Additional Requirements

  • Must be open to work variable schedules including overtime or weekends as needed

  • Must be open to travel to customer and vendor locations

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted

  • Sumbit at least two (2) professional references available for referral call

ITAR Requirements

Candidate must conform to U.S. Government technology export (ITAR) regulations. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Right Ascension is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Right Ascension is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Job Location

Van Nuys, California, United States (Adjacent to Van Nuys Airport)

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