Electrical Engineering Technician at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Electrical Engineering

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

We are looking for an Electrical Technician to join our team.


  • Read and understand complex cable assembly drawings, schematics, and test procedures
  • Fabricate and assemble high quality, high reliability cables, wire harnesses, and electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Conduct rework and repair of PWAs and cable harnesses/assemblies
  • Inspect and test reworks/repairs of PWAs and cable harnesses
  • Carry out part procurement for a variety electrical components online such as cables, connectors, circuit boards, test equipment, etc
  • Use measuring devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, clamp meters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure consistency and safety of the system
  • Conduct validation testing under the direction of engineers
  • Conduct product/acceptance tests on components and assemblies


  • Minimum 5 years experience as a technician working on electro-mechanical cable and wire harness systems in mass production
  • Experience with building and troubleshooting cables and wiring harnesses
  • Familiar and comfortable with soldering, crimping, assembling cables and connectors, basic hand tools and simple tools (drill press, bandsaw, etc)
  • Familiar and comfortable with written test procedures, test report, documentation of test results
  • Familiarity with common termination systems and interconnect solutions from Molex, Amphenol, TE, Hirose, etc
  • Basic electrical understanding (able to calculate voltage drop, size wire based on amperage, Ohm's Law, etc)
  • Understanding of fundamental electrical concepts such as Ohm's Law, voltage drop, allowable ampacity
  • Familiarity with basic test equipment (DMM, Oscilloscopes, function generators)
  • Ability to improve existing cable designs, length tuning, fastening, assembly, etc
  • Comfortable sourcing electrical components online (digikey, mouser, octopart, etc)
  • Experience working on high-power electronics and HV cables
  • Experience with solar power systems and familiarity with UL4703 photovoltaic cables
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Top Secret security clearance


  • Deep understanding of PCBs, PCBAs, manufacturing workflow and assembly techniques
  • Associate level degree in electronics/electrical assembly or equivalent
  • Able to hand solder per J-STD and/or NASA-STD 8739.4
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.3 and 8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management Systems
  • Aviation or Defense fabrication/manufacturing experience
  • Willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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