Avionics Technician

Mountain View, California /
Airship Operations – Maintenance Operations /
We’re seeking an Avionics Technician with experience in the research and development of flight vehicles in Mountain View, CA. In order to help advance our goal of bringing revolutionary airships to life, the Avionics Technician will work directly with appropriate company personnel to organize, plan, and execute the installation and troubleshooting of all electrical systems. This position will also provide flight operational support as required.


    • Coordinating, planning, and performing systems integration activities on the flight vehicle, ensuring all work is conducted in accordance with engineering data, manufacturer’s publications, and FAA guidelines
    • Collaborating with engineering during system integrations, initial systems checks, and flight operations to troubleshoot and execute repairs to all electrical systems
    • Leading small teams during the avionics/electrical portion of systems integration and assist in other subsystems as needed
    • Fabricating high quality, high-reliability wire harnesses and electro-mechanical assemblies for cockpit systems integration, flight control system installation, fuel and lifting gas management systems, and ESC/BMS controls
    • Reading, interpreting, and working from drawings and controlled documentation including wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and mechanical drawings for the assembly and integration of wiring harnesses
    • Participating in line maintenance activities during flight operations
    • Maintaining all airship maintenance records in accordance with current FAA regulations
    • Managing spare parts, consumable inventories, and tool control
    • Maintaining all airship maintenance equipment, hydraulic power packs, maintenance platforms, and any additional equipment used to support the airship


    • FAA Airframe and Powerplant license preferred
    • Minimum 8 years of experience in the avionics repair field with a concentration on R&D flight vehicles
    • Experience as an Engineering Tech
    • Building, repairing, and troubleshooting experience on electrical wiring harnesses
    • Cockpit avionics retrofit experience
    • Knowledge of high voltage electrical, ESC, BMS, and batteries
    • Experience in viewing/drawing/editing in SolidWorks
    • Previous Shop Lead experience preferred
    • Proficient in using tools such as multimeters, Soldering irons, crimpers, high voltage testers, calibrated tools, calipers, micrometers, torque wrenches, and other hand tools
    • Familiarity with Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Sheets) and other basic technology
    • Ability to get DOT driver license

Physical Requirements

    • Ability to work aloft at heights above 50 ft.
    • Ability to work in confined spaces
    • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions
    • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs

What We Offer!

    • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and the most talented experts from different fields
    • Growth potential
    • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through an HMO plan; parental leave
    • Flexible time off + paid holidays
    • 401(k) matching Commuter Benefits
    • Lunch and snacks provided
    • Wellness stipend
    • Education Stipend 

Lighter Than Air is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.