The Avionics Technician I install, test, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft avionics and electrical system components in accordance with testing, engineering, maintenance, and installation of directives.
Demonstrates technical expertise by implementing process changes to reduce cost and meet schedule without compromising safety or quality. Demonstrates technical skills and expertise in avionics and aircraft systems operational testing and troubleshooting. Performs the installation and functionally testing of electrical/avionics components and systems on aircraft per Engineering specifications, drawings and maintenance manuals ensuring a defect free system. Ensures quality and efficiency of all installations: troubleshoots processes/concepts to provide timely, quality repairs of malfunctioning systems. Demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to effectively and efficiently repair or replace defective components and wiring to ensure installations meet conformity. Demonstrates effective repair techniques using acceptable practices including splicing, soldering and pinning of wiring. Performs and complies with engineering changes and modifications as required. Sets up and operates necessary test equipment. Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability. Ensures that all work performed on the aircraft is properly and completely documented and ready for inspection. Tests and maintains test equipment, electronic systems, and components.Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of 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. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Experience & Education
High School Diploma or equivalent. Four (4) years of electrical Helicopter Depot experience. Good working knowledge of basic electricity. A&P License preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position. Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds. Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices. May work in aircraft maintenance hangar or outside and be subject to extreme weather conditions. 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.
Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested is required.