Job Summary The Avionics Technician (F-18) installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, communications, navigation, and missile control systems in assigned aircraft. Performs tasks independently with little or no supervision. Principal Accountabilities
Performs operational checks, bench checks, troubleshoots, and isolates malfunctions in complex aircraft avionics equipment.
Uses complex test equipment such as continuous wave and pulse generators, time domain reflectometers, multi-trace oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multi-meters and deviation meters, and specialized test equipment to perform operational checks.
Repairs or replaces components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
Performs calibration, repair and replacement of system components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
Practices good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
Annotates maintenance actions in aircraft records and is knowledgeable in CAMS documentation. Must obtain all certifications required to perform the job requirements.
Performs other duties as requested.
Knowledge & Skills
In-depth knowledge of advanced 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.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight line driver's license.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Ability to pass a Secret Security Background Check.
Experience & Education
High School degree or equivalent required.
Specialized courses in electronic theory aircraft avionics, com/nav systems, or instrument systems.
Minimum of four years recent experience in the repair of aircraft avionics, com/nav, or instrument systems of assigned aircraft.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
Must have normal color vision and depth perception.
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.
Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.