Aircraft Avionics Technician I-III

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-310968
    • Job Location: Oklahoma City , OK
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/30/2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 0794x
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Successful candidate installs, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs avionics systems wiring in aircraft in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions, and DoD regulations. Fabricates, installs and tests installation, routing, clamping and wiring harnesses. Reads wiring diagrams and blueprints.  Assembles and/or fits together parts to form subassemblies and/or complete units.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Aircraft /Avionics Technicians.  Each level has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

Aircraft / Avionics Technicians ALL

  • Performs a variety of tasks, which require knowledge of fabrication techniques, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Follows Foreign Object Prevention (FOD) practices.
  • Follows Electronic Static Discharge prevention (ESD) practices.
  • Interprets and follows manufacturing orders.
  • Operates shop related machinery to include torque wrench, pneumatic tools, common hand tools and scales.
  • Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as “right-the-first-time” approach.
  • Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
  • May work from verbal instructions.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards.
  • Fabricates, assembles, installs, repairs, modifies, tests, operates and troubleshoots avionics/electrical modules, components, and wire harnesses.
  • Installs wires and electrical components into electrical assemblies per engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Tests and performs fault isolation of components.
  • Responsible for failure determination of electronics/avionic boxes.
  • Tests aircraft instruments and systems, such as automatic flight controls, inertial navigation, and compass systems.
  • Uses a variety of electrical measuring and diagnostic equipment.
  • Will perform complete testing using manufacturing manuals, schematics and drawings
  • Presents innovative ideas to improve manufacturing process.
  • Complied with established QMS procedures and Safety directives.
  • Utilizes the Tool Accountability System (TAS) for proper tool control and hazardous material utilization

Aircraft / Avionics Technician I

  • Works under close supervision.
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of aircraft drawings and schematics.
  • Proficiently executes Foreign Object Prevention (FOD) practices.
  • Performs basic safety wire installation.
  • Performs basic wire soldering procedures.
  • Performs basic Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP).
  • Assists Aircraft Assemblers with installation of components during aircraft buildup, at Fuselage and Aircraft Assembly levels.

 

Aircraft / Avionics Technician II

  • Works under limited supervision.
  • Assembles aircraft parts and sub-assemblies.
  • May work from engineering drawings, rough sketches and/or manuals.
  • Rivets both solid and blind rivets.
  • Installs safety wire.
  • Installs electronic components.
  • Perform electronic assembly soldering, crimping, splicing and harness fabrication, and control panel building.
  • Consistently performs to established production standards
  • Has basic understanding of Aircraft testing principles including preparation for and testing of avionics and propulsion systems
  • Can perform basic troubleshooting of wire harnesses, coax cables, electrical systems
  • Has basic understanding of RF principles including uses of transmitters, receivers and antennas

 

Aircraft / Avionics Technician III

  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read and understand electronic schematics.
  • Ability to use electronic testing equipment.
  • Perform electronic assembly tasks including soldering.
  • Prepares and installs wire harnesses and electronic assemblies.
  • Assists in the troubleshooting of aircraft as needed.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform required repairs as directed by Engineering and Supervision.
  • Ability to train less experienced assemblers in the proper assembly of aircraft.
  • Follows Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) practices.
  • Performs electronic assembly soldering, crimping, splicing and harness fabrication, and control panel building.
  • Consistently performs at or above established production standards.
  • Has good understanding of Aircraft and Ground Support Equipment testing principles including preparation for and testing of avionics and propulsion systems
  • Perform troubleshooting of wire harnesses, coax cables, electrical systems
  • Understands the RF principles including uses of transmitters, receivers and antennas

 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned
  • Must perform and/or assist all activities normally found in aerial target maintenance, including the use of hand and power tools, lifting heavy objects, and working with industrial chemicals and adhesives such as epoxy, grease, jet fuel, oils, and cleaners.
  • May be required to work extended hours or weekends, as needed
  • Infrequent travel domestically for extended durations at times as assigned
  • Supports flight operations, maintenance and logistical support for unmanned aerial systems and related equipment.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

  • None

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Must have prior experience with avionics/aircraft maintenance.
  • Strong decision making abilities
  • Strong isolation & troubleshooting skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  • Must be able to read schematics and drawings
  • Demonstrates proficiency at electronic assembly, soldering, crimping, splicing, harness fabrication, and control panel building
  • Must be able to test & isolate failures to components
  • Must be able to install components.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:

The education and experience listed below apply to all levels of  Aircraft / Avionics Techncian.  Each successive level of  Aircraft / Avionics Technician has additional proficiencies with the education and experience listed.

 

Aircraft / Avionics Technician I

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years  avionics/aircraft  maintenance experience.

 

Aircraft / Avionics Technician II

  • 4+ years of avionics/aircraft maintenance experience and all skills listed above.

 

Aircraft / Avionics Technician III

  • 6+ years of avionics/aircraft maintenance experience and all skills listed above

 

Preferred:

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Office,  production/manufacturing and outside  environment

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

Standing, walking, bending, reaching and working from slightly elevated surface on a regular

Must perform and/or assist all activities normally found in aerial target maintenance, including the use of hand and power tools, lifting heavy objects, and working with industrial chemicals and adhesives such as epoxy, grease, jet fuel, oils, and cleaners

Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

 None.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS CLASSIFICATION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO CLASSIFIED.

 

A REVIEW OF THIS CLASSIFICATION HAS EXCLUDED THE MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION THAT ARE INCIDENTAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF FUNDAMENTAL JOB JUTIES. ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THIS JOB PROFICIENTLY.   THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE THE MINIMUM LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES