Archer is hiring a

Flight Test Avionics Technician

San Jose, United States

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and maintain a fly-by-wire aircraft according to aviation standards using shop and calibrated tooling including torque wrenches, crimping and stripping tools
  • Perform developmental, experimental and production aircraft maintenance, repair, modification, installation, and testing tasks; taking direction from others as needed
  • Marshall, charge, preflight, & maintain aircraft ensuring  they are ready for daily flight test operations by minimizing  aircraft downtime and maximizing aircraft availability
  • Help create and carry out  Flight Test maintenance policies and procedures including 5s, FOD, work orders, tool control, etc
  • Follow  maintenance safety policies and procedures for ground operations as a part of Archers Safety Management System
  • Provide plans and status updates back to the Flight Test Maintenance Manager on assigned aircraft and projects
  • Provide input on the design and fabrication of novel air vehicles from a perspective of hands on repairability and maintainability
  • Maintain aircraft maintenance records required by FAA regulations, manufacturer recommendations, and company policy
  • Comply with Engineering Orders affecting Flight Test Aircraft and communicate  aircraft deficiencies to the Maintenance Manager or Engineering
  • Ensure calibration of test equipment and tools
  • Ensure that products, parts, supplies, and consumables are adequately stocked to meet Flight Testing operations
  • Monitor expiration dates for aircraft parts, aircraft/hangar consumable supplies, first aid kits, applicable survival/emergency equipment
  • Work from a variety of  technical materials such as blueprints, schematics, handbooks, drawings, and engineering work orders providing feedback as required
  • Meet scheduled timelines and, in some cases, aggressive deadlines to have aircraft flight ready for project milestones
  • Assume any duties as delegated by the Flight Test Maintenance Manager

What You Need:

  • 3+ years of experience in the aerospace industry
  • 3+ years of aircraft maintenance experience 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with AC43.13-B
  • Aircraft configuration management and conformity experience
  • Experience working with high voltage systems
  • Knowledge of wiring techniques and best practices (crimping, routing, securing, etc.)
  • Driving of aircraft tugs, carts, and lifts within an airport environment
  • A collaborative attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail with the ability to communicate and build cross-functional relationships
  • Work with all levels of personnel and effectively interact with technicians  and engineers
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, including the ability to take direction from others
  • Working Hours: Ability to work a flexible schedule may include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license
  • Experience with electric aircraft Prior experience/working knowledge of composite frame and repair
  • Prior experience with electric aircraft/eVTOL
  • Hands-on with fly-by-wire aircraft and flight test instrumentation
  • Maintenance experience with Part 23 and/or Part 27 certification flight test
  • Underpinning knowledge of IPC 610/620 
  • Experience working with CAD, NX, Confluence, JIRA 


Please note that this job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $55,680-$69,600 ($28.94-$36.17 per hour). Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Archer is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.
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