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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Unlicensed Mechanic / Technician
United States
Not specified
Job description

The Avionics Technician installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, communications, navigation, and instrument systems assigned NASA aircraft.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Troubleshoot, repair and modify avionics, electrical and instrumentation systems installed on aircraft.
  • Solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar technical documents and/or drawings.
  • Use intricate test equipment such as, multi-trace oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multi-meters and other avionics test equipment to perform troubleshooting and operational checks.
  • Perform removal, repair, installation, inspection, and operational check of system components.
  • Repair and/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.
  • Make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to less experienced technicians throughout all aircraft maintenance and/or modifications efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of advanced electronic principles and circuit analysis.
  • Ability to use test equipment such as oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multi-meters, and other test equipment.
  • Ability to interpret schematic diagrams, engineering drawings and charts of assigned systems is required.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must have basic computer data entry skills required for use of NASA’s maintenance and logistics database.
  • Ability to obtain government security clearance.

Experience & Education

  • Five (5) years of aircraft avionics/electrical related experience required.
  • FAA Airframe or FCC license preferred.
  • Experience on T-38 aircraft preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside subject to extreme weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • Work may require lifting heavy objects, working in confined spaces and working at heights requiring the use of ladders or other high reach equipment.
  • Shall comply with JSC Expected Behaviors and the DI Star Values.


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally