Shop Avionics Technician Job Description

April 12, 20120 Comments

Shop Avionics Technician Job Profile and Description

The Shop Avionics Technician conducts tests, repairs and overhaul of avionics equipment in the cockpit of any military or commercial aircraft. These are the electronic and computerized hardware systems in the aircraft taken out of the cockpit or avionics bay and routed to the shop for repair. Specialized training is required to handle the avionics of various aircraft types which are often unique to each type.

Shop Avionics Technician Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out testing and troubleshooting of electronic components and assemblies using prescribed circuit testers, oscilloscopes, test rigs or voltmeters.
  • Carry out repair and overhaul in compliance with manufacturer overhaul reference manuals.
  • Comply with US-FAA avionics maintenance standards.
  • Maintain and update repair records of each avionics unit.
  • Carry out data entry in the automated daily productivity system.
  • Access and update the inventory management system to place part orders when replacing parts of an avionics unit, making sure that the correct part number is used.
  • Participate actively in productivity and quality improvement programs on the shop floor.

Shop Avionics Technician Skills and Specifications

  • Should possess above average computer literacy
  • Must always be conscious of safety in any procedure
  • Should possess high competence in troubleshooting and repairing electronics
  • Must be able to understand and apply manufacturer’s repair manuals as well as engineering and FAA bulletins
  • Should possess above average communications and interpersonal skills as the work requires working in a team

Shop Avionics Technician Education and Qualifications

  • A vocational post secondary course in electronics, computer technology, avionics or related sciences is essential
  • A 2-3 experience in aircraft maintenance work in the avionics section is an advantage
  • Must pass the A&P license administered by the US-FAA


Shop Avionics Technician Salary

The average salary for the Aircraft Avionics Technician in 2009 stood at $24.31 hourly, or $50,570 annualized.

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