Avionics Technician/Installer

Job Title

Avionics Technician/Installer

Job Description

Education
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and Basic Electronics Training

Preferred: Avionics or Aircraft Electronics Training

Licensing/Registration/Certification
Required: Valid Driver’s License

Preferred: FCC License with elements 1,3,8

Experience
Required: 1-3 years maintaining, installing and trouble shooting general aviation aircraft avionics systems to include one or more of the following systems: Bendix King, Collins Proline, Garmin, Aspen, STEC
Preferred: Experience on Beechcraft Piston and Turbine/Jet Aircraft, Cessna Piston and Turbine Jet Aircraft and Cirrus Aircraft.

Skill, Knowledge and Abilities
Language Skills:
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to the customers or employees of organization
Mathematical Skills:
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts of basic math and algebra

Reasoning Ability:
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. These are the requirements with or without a reasonable accommodation.
A typical workweek consists of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, with some overtime required.


Mental
Must be able to read, understand and interpret instructions and information at the high school level.
WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud on occasion.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work alone or as a team member in performing inspections, repairs, and preventive maintenance on a large variety of general aviation aircraft.
AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the following:

Perform assigned tasks on avionics, electrical systems, airframe, interior, Pitot static systems, and associated components, in accordance with current FAA regulations, and appropriate technical manuals

Report any un-airworthy condition to the Chief Inspector and the Director of Avionics.

Report any un-safe practices to the Director of Avionics and the Chief Inspector.

Follow and not deviate from any written instructions such as Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Service Instructions, Kit Installation Instructions, Supplemental Type Certificates, etc. without approval of the Chief Inspector.

Getting an Inspector to sign off his work.
DUTIES AND TASKS
• Perform Avionics and Instrument inspections
• Troubleshoot and perform needed repairs to avionics components and a variety of electrical. Troubleshoot, diagnose, and report findings of discrepancies to appropriate personnel.
• Consult and get a plan of action approved before spending more than thirty minutes troubleshooting a problem.
• Seek out discrepancies on the aircraft and report them to the Director of Avionics or his designee. Write maintenance forms (squawks) on all discrepancies found.
• Repair or replace defective or malfunctioning parts or systems
• Repair pitot static systems and perform inspections of these systems
• Ensure that all maintenance to be performed has been approved for work.
• Install optional or added equipment to aircraft
• Operate all power tools and equipment necessary to accomplish a job assignment
• Accurately tag and store items removed from the aircraft during the dismantling phase
• Make required logbook entries of repairs and comply with all company and FAA requirements
• Document descriptively, the findings found during inspections in appropriate location
• Complete all required maintenance records and turn the aircraft binders in to Maintenance Control at the end of each shift.
• Respect the confidentiality of company, customer, and personnel information
• Maintain cooperative working relationships with supervisors and other staff members
• Demonstrate ability to tactfully handle difficult situations
• Recognize and deal with priorities.
• Perform maintenance duties away from base on temporary duty
• Ensure all time cards and time sheets are properly filled out at squawk change or job completion and turned in at the end of each shift.
• Coordinate maintenance activities with Lead and other technicians who are assigned to the same job.
• Make the best use of time during shift. Check with Director of Avionics or Designee before logging any non- productive labor.
• Provide proper notification and advanced notice of absence
• Report to work on time each day, after lunch, after breaks, and not leave early
• Maintain the work area in a neat and orderly manner. Clean up spilled fuel or hazardous materials immediately.
• Maintain an awareness of and conform to all company policies and procedures
• Wear a clean complete company uniform and maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance, appropriate for the position.
• Perform other duties and tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Avionics.
• Ensure that all company operations are conducted in an ethical and prudent manner.

Additional Information

Full-Time Position
Some Overtime required
DOT SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION
Drug Testing Required

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED
Basic Electronics Training
Valid Driver's License
1-3 years previous experience in general aviation aircraft
Knowledge of one or more of the following systems: Bendix King, Collins Proline, Garmin, Aspen, STEC

Prefer experience on Beechcraft Piston and Turbine/Jet Aircraft, Cessna Piston and Turbine/Jet Aircraft and Cirrus Aircraft.