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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Unlicensed Mechanic / Technician
Location:
United States
Type:
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.
Requirements

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.

Travel

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
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