San Antonio, TX
SAT - Avionics Technician (11435)
Avionics Technicians are responsible to the Manager of Aircraft Services and shall assure that the procedure outlined in the repair station manual as well as all FAA Regulations and manufacturer’s instructions are complied with. In addition to all responsibilities listed below, work involves the responsibility of performing routine maintenance, repairs, troubleshooting, modification of aircraft systems, and installations. In addition, component removal and reinstallation, operational checks, and leak checks are all within the responsibility of the avionics technician. The avionics technician is responsible for using sound judgment and technical aptitude to make decisions regarding maintenance, sequence, and techniques, troubleshooting and discrepancy resolution.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that all repairs are accomplished by approved methods and techniques and in accordance with the specifications set forth by the manufacturer in the service manuals, the Federal Aviation Regulations, service bulletins, and airworthiness directives and other data approved by the FAA administrator.
- Responsible for following the coordinated activities of their shop or area, so as to minimize delays and increase production and efficiency.
- Ensure that all work accomplished will be completed in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s maintenance and repair instructions and TITLE 14 CFR part 43.
- Exercise all reasonable care to protect all parts-sub assembles; major assembles and completed units against loss or damage.
- Ensure that all applicable repair station forms utilized are properly completed.
- Ensure good housekeeping rules are observed and that all shop-working areas are kept clean and orderly at all times.
- Ensure that proper tools and equipment are available and those tools are maintained in serviceable condition and ensure that any tool which is found unserviceable for any reason will be removed from service. He will be responsible for good housekeeping and will ensure that housing and facilities and safety precautions are adequate.
- Ensure proper handling of parts and the preservation of all units or parts during the work process through the maintenance department.
- Required to be thoroughly familiar with the requirements of the repair station manual, FAA Regulations, Airworthiness Directives and Advisory Circulars, Manufactures Service Letters/Bulletins and engineering orders.
- Communicates with the Team Leads and Manager of Aircraft Services concerning progress of the assigned work.
- Perform airframe electrical, avionics repairs, inspections, installations and modifications.
- Removal and disassembly of defective parts, assembly and installation of replacement parts and testing of system.
- Interpret technical manuals, drawings and blueprints.
- Ensure that all discrepancies are signed off with all the information completed, such as part numbers, maintenance manual, ATA and Chapter, etc...
- Displays and promotes a positive attitude toward work and other employees.
- Use experience and technical expertise to assist when necessary to meet completion and production schedules and produce the quality our company has come to expect.
- Assure that all safety precautions are taken and that available protection devices are properly used at all times when applicable to the tasks performed, in order to reduce the risk of possible injury and health problems resulting from performing assigned tasks.
- Technicians shall have all their work inspected (except for off-site repairs, see off-site maintenance requirements) by an appropriately rated inspector as listed on the "Roster of Management Supervisory and Inspection Personnel" at the completion of each task.
- Participates with management to strategize and implement new maintenance tactics.
- Provide leadership and communication to other fellow employees.
- Performs additional duties as assigned.
This work requires the following physical activities.
- Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Industrial/Hangar environment.
Minimum Education Requirement:
- Two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate (preferred)
- Federal Communication Commission (FCC) License (optional)
- Must have High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience Requirement:
- Two or more years demonstrated experience in aircraft avionics installations and repairs.
- Strong understanding in 135 and 145 repair station operations/regulations required.
- Ability to pass a drug screening test
- Able to pass a background check
- Clean driving record
Qualifications/Special Skills and Certifications:
- Results oriented - Proven ability to achieve goals. Follow through and meet deadlines; Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills; Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Communication - Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Written Communication - Writes material in clear concise terms.
- Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and to others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from other. Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
- Computer - Knowledge of MS Office Software, AutoCAD, and Corridor. (preferred)
- Overall knowledge of aircraft that are worked by this location.
Ideal candidate will have the following work styles:
- Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
- Being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Attention to detail
- Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations
- Accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
- A willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
- Being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
- Guiding oneself with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done IAW acceptable techniques and methods.
- Persistence in the face of obstacles