Senior Avionics Specialist
The Senior Avionics Specialist performs complex technical tasks to assist engineers and Product Managers with electrical and avionic systems installation, test, and troubleshooting. Will oversee and ensure that all electrical/avionics systems installation on company aircraft are completed in a professional manner, in a timely fashion, and in accordance with federal aviation regulations. Safety of flight will at all times be the foremost factor for all electrical/avionics work accomplished on company aircraft.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide as required leadership to lower level technicians.
- Coordinate with UASC engineering and Product Management personnel on all aspects of post-installation avionic system installation/integration, ground and flight test requirements.
- Utilizing Universal installation manuals and material will be able to accomplish check-out of new and replacement equipment. Will provide feedback to Product Managers regarding the usability of these procedures
- Supervise procedures for installation and removal of experimental avionics test equipment and components. Document all equipment changes as required by the FAA Experimental Certificate operating conditions.
- Assists engineers and Product Mangers by fabricating and assembling electronics subassemblies for prototype models from schematics, rough sketches, and verbal instructions.
- Using best industry practices, be able to trouble shoot on-aircraft avionics and electrical problems.
- Will be able to perform on aircraft checks for pitot-static systems, VOR, ADF, and in conjunction with the Part 145 Repair Station perform RVSM testing..
- Ensure that the proper Aircraft Work Order Request form has been completed and approved prior to work commencing.
- Review all electrical, mechanical, wire routing, and equipment location drawings for modifications and installations and provide feedback to the Product Managers and drafts people.
- Assist the Chief of Aircraft Maintenance on non-avionics issues as may be required for aircraft maintenance.
- Support day-to-day hangar operating requirements.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
- Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
- Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
- Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
- Working knowledge of complex modern avionics systems operation and integration installed in aircraft.
- Experience with fabrication and installation of aircraft avionics equipment and wire harnesses using wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and rough sketches.
- Experience with basic machine tools applicable to avionic installations.
- Working knowledge of corporate aviation department flight and maintenance operations.
- Working knowledge of FAA processes and procedures required to obtain avionic product and system installation approvals (TSO/STC).
- Flight experience is a plus.
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- A minimum of 10 years ‘experience in practical on-aircraft avionics installation and repair.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence. English language proficiency in both written and verbal communications.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to daily tasks.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
This job may require supervision of contract and company employees.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk, seeand hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Kim Murray, PHR