The Avionics Technician (P-8) installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, communications, navigation, and missile control systems in assigned aircraft. Performs tasks independently with little or no supervision.
- Performs operational checks, bench checks, troubleshoots, and isolates malfunctions in complex aircraft avionics equipment.
- Uses 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.
- Repairs or replaces components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Performs calibration, repair and replacement of system components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
- Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft records and is knowledgeable in CAMS documentation. Must obtain all certifications required to perform the job requirements.
- Performs other duties as requested.
Knowledge & Skills
- In-depth knowledge of advanced 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.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight line driver's license.
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
- Ability to pass a Secret Security Background Check.
Experience & Education
- High School degree or equivalent required.
- Specialized courses in electronic theory aircraft avionics, com/nav systems, or instrument systems.
- Minimum of four years recent experience in the repair of aircraft avionics, com/nav, or instrument systems of assigned aircraft.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Work Environment:
- May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
- Must have normal color vision and depth perception.
- 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.
- Physical Requirements:
- 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.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.