Avionics Technician

Lynchburg, VA
Salary DOE
Sep 06, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Travel Required
Minimum Experience Required
1 year
Degree Required
High School
Manages Others?


The Avionics Technician is responsible for performing maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, and alterations on aircraft avionics components and electrical systems in accordance with manufacturer specifications and FAA guidelines.  This may include the fabrication of wire harnesses, removal of wiring and equipment from aircraft, trouble shooting and repair of electrical systems, and the installation of avionics equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Tests, inspects, and troubleshoots aircraft communications components, navigation components, weather radar, autopilot, compass systems and accessories according to manufacturer specifications
  • Repairs, overhauls, and modifies aircraft communication components, navigation components, autopilot and other electrical systems components and accessories to manufacturer specifications.
  • Fabricates, solders, routes and installs wiring assemblies and electrical components
  • Performs final system setup and calibration of newly installed equipment using manufacturer data and standard avionics test equipment
  • Responsible for documenting part numbers and serial numbers of equipment
  • Assures repairs/alterations to parts/components are accomplished in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations, manufacturer’s instructions, operator’s general maintenance manuals, and other approved data
  • Ensure parts removed from aircraft or parts thereof are correctly tagged and preserved.
  • Assists in initiating stores requisitions for the replacement of parts/components
  • Ensures entries on Repair Station forms and documents are complete, correct, and legible
  • Assists co-workers and those in other departments to successfully perform job tasks and functions when necessary
  • Maintains the work area in a clean and orderly condition
  • Uses all mandated safety equipment and complies with all safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines
  • All other duties as assigned by the employer

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to follow the methods and procedures used by the Repair Station in compliance with all applicable manufacturers’ maintenance specifications and recommendation and the Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures described in the Repair Station Manual and the Quality Control Manual, and the FAR relating to maintenance and alteration of aviation products and appliances
  • Component level knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge of aircraft electronics and systems
  • Knowledge of common avionics test equipment
  • Knowledge of commonly used hand tools associated with avionics installation and repair
  • Understanding of pitot/static systems
  • Strong troubleshooting skills


  • FCC General Radiotelephone License or A & P License preferred
  • Two-year degree or certificate from an accredited two-year college, university or technical school in avionics maintenance or a related field, equivalent military training, or two years of directly related experience in the field of avionics bench-level maintenance
  • Experience with general aviation avionics installation/repair
  • Experience with sheet metal repair and fabrication
  • Must have own tools or access to tools

Physical Aspects

  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks
  • Must be capable of working in confined spaces or at minor elevations
  • Must be able to sit, stand, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and be able to work overhead for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and lift equipment from ground level to waist and overhead
  • Must be capable of standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination
  • Must be able to regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects and tools
  • Must have the ability to see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • Must have the ability to focus on one source of sound and ignore others
  • Must have the ability to hear sounds and recognize the difference between them
  • Must be able to distinguish between colors, shades and brightness
  • Must be able to read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
  • Safety Sensitive; this position requires participation in a DOT drug/alcohol testing program

The requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance should the above be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Position requirements may change at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.