The Avionics Technician installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, communication, navigation, missile control, electronic fuel, electrical, engine and utility systems in assigned aircraft.
- Work closely with other mechanics on the modification, troubleshooting, and repair or inspection of avionics systems.
- Use complex test equipment such as continuous wave and pulse generators, time domain reflectometers, multi-trace oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multi-meters and deviation meters, and specialized test equipment to perform operational checks.
- Perform operational checks, bench checks, troubleshoots, and isolates malfunctions in complex aircraft avionics equipment.
- Repair or replace components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Perform calibration, repair and replacement of system components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
- Annotate maintenance actions in aircraft records and is knowledgeable in CAMS documentation.
- Ensures quality maintenance is performed on the aircraft and in-shop following established safety procedures.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- 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.
- Working knowledge of all standard test equipment and maintenance procedures.
- Working knowledge of technical orders and maintenance forms.
- In-depth knowledge of advanced electronic principles and circuit analysis.
- Excellent soldering and harness/wiring skills, PC board, surface mount and crimping experience.
- May be required to obtain and maintain a flight line driver's license.
- Ability to obtain all certifications required to perform the job requirements.
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Experience & Education
- Three (3) or more years of avionics experience on fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft.
- Experienced in maintaining general aviation avionics and electrical systems associated components including navigation systems, radar systems, ADF, VHF/VHF-FM/UHF and UHF-FM radios, Inter-communication systems, Instrument landing systems (ILS), Aircraft electrical systems and aircraft instrument and lighting systems.
- CMF 15 aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent (15N preferred).
- High School Diploma or the equivalent.
- A certificate of graduation from a military or civilian electronics/avionics school is desired.
- Completion of specialized courses in electronic theory aircraft avionics, com/nav systems, or instrument systems preferred.
- Valid FCC license/FAA repairman license or a FAA Airframe and Power Plant license is required.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
- Must be capable of living and working in a potentially hostile environment for an extended period.
- May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- 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.