Engineering Technician

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4396 20-Nov-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

Enhancing communication all around the globe… Our customers range from Commercial to Government making us complex, yet flexible in meeting the world’s communication needs. Each group at ViaSat contributes to the launch of every satellite, how exciting is that?

We are looking for a skilled Engineering Technician to join our growing company. As an Engineering Technician you are responsible for technical functions in support of prototype and production activities such as electro-mechanical assembly and rework operations. You will utilize schematics, engineering drawings, verbal instructions, change notices and parts lists to inspect for updates and verify assembly revisions. Another facet to your work will be completing Electro Mechanical assembly and refurbishment of complex communication equipment, stand-alone chassis, circuit card modules, and cable harness assemblies.


*7+ years electronic assembly/rework experience in a manufacturing/repair/ New Product Introduction environment or equivalent education and work experience

*Experience working with top level chassis assemblies, circuit card modules and fine pitch component assembly/rework

*Proficient in mechanical assembly tasks of RF cable assembly and repair, multi pin connector assembly and repair, fine detail wiring, helicoils installation and label generation and application.

*Must be able to comfortably lift and work with material weighing 50 lbs.

*Experience with coaxial, ribbon, and discrete wire and cables.

*Experience with handling and transportation of classified material.

*Ability to read and process work orders, assembly instructions, assembly drawings and bill of materials.

*Strong mechanical skills, knowledge of most hand tools, crimp tools and torque tools and ability to use power screw drivers, torque driver and other assembly tools

*Mil-STD 2000, IPC-610D, J-STD-001, IPC 7711/7721 and IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification or experience

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

*Proficient computer skills

*Knowledge of ESD procedures

*High School Diploma or GED

*US government position. US citizenship and Secret clearance required.


*Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

*Experience with New Product integration

*Oracle or Agile experience.

* Leadership experience.

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required


Active United States Secret Clearance

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Viasat is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, genetics, age, or veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status or characteristic.

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