The Avionics Technician II performs aircraft maintenance to include inspection, operational test, repair, modification and replacement of aircraft electrical / avionics systems and components. Applies technical knowledge and skills to troubleshoot complex electrical / avionics discrepancies.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Use schematic diagrams, blue print drawings, maintenance manuals and factory publications to operate, modify, test and repair aircraft electrical / avionics systems.
- Utilize test equipment to include but not limited to digital volt / amp meter, transponder ramp tester, fuel quantity tester, ITT calibration test set, and other test equipment required in the troubleshooting, modification and repair of avionics / electrical systems.
- Use the T-6 Maintenance Manual, NATOPS and factory published manuals to operate and test respective aircraft avionics components.
- Initiate and complete applicable maintenance forms in NALCOMIS OOMA/VIDS MAFS as required.
- Order parts and materials.
- Obtain and maintain qualification as a Plane Captain and any associated licenses/qualifications necessary to perform the duties of an OMAT2. Operate ground support equipment.
- Identify and treat avionics/ electrical corrosion.
- Perform aircraft jacking and hoisting as required.
- Perform certification and re-certification of altimeter systems.
- Perform calibration of directional guidance systems.
- Required to perform collateral duty inspections.
- Must obtain and keep current turn qualification.
- Maintain cleanliness of the work center.
- Comply with Foreign Object Damage (FOD), Egress Familiarization, and Hazardous Waste and Tool Control programs.
- Comply with all established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facility and job assignment.
- Assist as directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of government / company owned equipment.
- Present a courteous and professional demeanor when dealing with customers.
- Furnish and maintain own hand tools.
- Operate portable fire fighting equipment.
- Operate aircraft ground servicing equipment including vehicles, tugs, tractors, servicing carts, aircraft jacks and hoists, test equipment, hand tools, power tools.
- Performs other related duties as directed by management.
Knowledge & Skills
- Demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend schematic diagrams, generate, sign off and order parts utilizing NALCOMIS OOMA/ VIDS/MAF OPNAV form 4790/60, utilize aircraft electrical/ avionics systems and applicable maintenance / technical manuals and publications.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of aircraft systems and nomenclature.
- Possess working knowledge and skill in the use of basic tools and test equipment.
- Must be familiar with the operational capabilities and limitations of electrical / avionics systems.
- Possess a working knowledge of the detection, prevention and treatment of corrosion.
- Must be able to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and follow verbal and written instruction.
- Must obtain and keep current turn qualification.
Experience & Education
- Satisfactory completion of U.S. Armed Forces aircraft avionics school or other schools with equivalent curriculum or three (3) years of on the job training and / or experience working with similar avionics systems and components is required.
- Graduation from high school or GED required.
- Must be able to meet any Government / Company licensing / qualification requirements for the position.
- Must have three (3) years experience in aircraft electrical / avionics maintenance including avionics corrosion detection, treatment and prevention, performing maintenance on avionics and/ or electrical systems, utilizing tools, blue prints, drawings, wiring diagrams, schematics and normal safety requirement.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Requires sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
- Requires frequent climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, crouching, kneeling, lifting, carrying, balancing and reaching above shoulder level, pushing or pulling weight up to 70 pounds.
- Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
- Must have close vision to include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires hearing to normal range.
- May require use of respirator.
- Requires shift work and a diversity of working conditions that range from a standard shop/hangar type environment, where there may be no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes in temperature, direct sun, wind, rain, etc.
- May be required to work in areas where noise hazards are prevalent.
- Exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Material Safety Data Sheets; working on or around aircraft and machinery.
- May be exposed to electrical shock hazard.
- Work location is aircraft maintenance shops, hangars, and flight line.
- May require travel in support of cross-country rescue and detachments of unknown duration.