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