Security Clearance: None
The Avionics Technician I install, test, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft avionics and electrical system components in accordance with testing, engineering, maintenance, and installation of directives.
- Demonstrates technical expertise by implementing process changes to reduce cost and meet schedule without compromising safety or quality.
- Demonstrates technical skills and expertise in avionics and aircraft systems operational testing and troubleshooting.
- Performs the installation and functionally testing of electrical/avionics components and systems on aircraft per Engineering specifications, drawings and maintenance manuals ensuring a defect free system.
- Ensures quality and efficiency of all installations: troubleshoots processes/concepts to provide timely, quality repairs of malfunctioning systems.
- Demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to effectively and efficiently repair or replace defective components and wiring to ensure installations meet conformity.
- Demonstrates effective repair techniques using acceptable practices including splicing, soldering and pinning of wiring.
- Performs and complies with engineering changes and modifications as required.
- Sets up and operates necessary test equipment.
- Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability.
- Ensures that all work performed on the aircraft is properly and completely documented and ready for inspection.
- Tests and maintains test equipment, electronic systems, and components.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of electronic principles and circuit analysis.
- Ability to trace signal flow, understand interrelationships of circuits, interpret waveforms and voltages.
- Working knowledge of aircraft communications/navigation and instrument systems.
- Ability to interpret schematic diagrams, engineering drawings and charts of assigned systems.
- Excellent soldering and harness/wiring skills, PC board, surface mount and crimping experience.
- Working knowledge of all standard test equipment and maintenance procedures.
- Working knowledge of technical orders and maintenance forms.
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Experience & Education
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- One (1) or more years of electrical assembly experience.
- Good working knowledge of basic electricity.
- A&P License preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
- Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds.
- Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
- May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside and be subject to extreme weather conditions.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.
- Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested is required.
Aviation / Support (Full-time)