Job Description

The Avionics Technician performs avionics maintenance and troubleshooting on aircraft, simulators and in back shop environments.

  • Use NASA’s automated maintenance data system (NAMIS) to maintain equipment records, and document maintenance actions for all avionics and aircraft electrical repairs to NASA assigned aircraft.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, testing, inspection, repair and integration of aircraft electrical, electronic, computer systems, and research test equipment and payloads in NASA assigned research aircraft platforms.
  • Inspect, test, and operate avionic and electrical test equipment to ensure serviceability, proper operation and ensure test equipment calibration schedules are up to date.
  • Troubleshoot, Test and overhaul: NASA Operations VHF/UHF radios, Pro-panels, Aircraft Navigation Radios, Radio Management Systems, T38 relay panels, PFD/EED, Super Guppy EFIS, Air data Computers, Transponders and Distance Measuring Equipment.
  • Must be familiar with Engineering Work orders (EWO’s) and be able to complete required instructions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Troubleshoot and Repair J85 Jet Engine Test Cell.
  • Troubleshoot and Repair NASA T38 Aircraft simulator
  • Remove, disassemble, repair, clean, treat for corrosion, assemble, and reinstall avionics and aircraft electrical components and accessories.
  • Update, program and maintain navigational and flight management system databases on assigned aircraft.
  • Disposes of hazardous materials and waste in accordance with all state, local, and federal environmental standards and regulations.
  • Practice good housekeeping, tool control, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention in accordance with company and NASA policies and procedures.
  • Inspect and maintain aircraft batteries and test equipment.
  • Perform scheduled and un-scheduled aircraft maintenance inspections and repairs as required.
  • Perform aircraft ground support duties, including towing, marshalling and jacking aircraft.
  • Perform maintenance on aircraft, including avionics, mechanical systems, and/or ground support equipment.
  • Repair, inspect and maintain structural, mechanical and electrical elements of the aircraft.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of, and be able to train others in the use of a wide variety of diagnostics devices, computers, hand and mechanical tools.
  • Provide oversight and have the ability to direct and train others in the completion of aircraft related maintenance tasks.
  • May include Designated System Inspector (DSI) duties.
  • Troubleshoot systems as required to meet customer needs.
  • Document maintenance as per Quality Assurance (QA) and established regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain control tools. Report missing, lost, found, or unattended tools to the supervisor. Inventory and inspect tools on a regular basis and replace worn or broken tools.
  • Comply with safety rules and regulations while performing day to day maintenance. Promptly report all accidents, injuries, safety violations, and/or unsafe practices or procedures to supervisor.
  • Electrical and electronic malfunction troubleshooting skills required.
  • Systems knowledge should include, aircraft radar, communications, navigation, flight control (autopilot), flight Management, and flight display systems.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of advanced electronic principles and circuit analysis along with the ability to interpret schematic diagrams, engineering drawings and charts of assigned systems.
  • Required to trace signal flow and understand interrelationships of circuits.
  • Possess demonstrable soldering, cable, crimp and harness (CCH) fabrication skills.
  • The Aircraft Mechanic III Avionics may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job Requirements

  • Beginner to intermediate computer skills specifically using Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn additional computer skills or software programs. Working knowledge of advanced software applications is preferred.
  • Ability to enter data accurately into databases.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff. Will also routinely interact with other crew members.
  • Must possess effective oral and technical written communication skills to clearly communicate information to others.
  • Ability to use general office equipment such as fax, phone, copier, scanner, printers, etc.
  • Ability to follow a process.
  • Strong professional customer service skills, including active listening, prompt service and follow-up.
  • Strong decision analysis and problem solving skills. Ability to draw conclusions and justify decisions. Must be able to communicate issues to management.
  • Ability to learn and understand corporate policies and procedures and how they relate to company goals.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Level 1 Certification in ESD Protection (Electrostatic)
  • May require a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airplane and/or Powerplant certification
  • May require a FCC GROL Certification
  • 5 years of aircraft maintenance experience with fixed wing commercial, Government or DOD aircraft required.
  • Experience supporting a NASA/DoD contract.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field required.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.

The company offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. They are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabilities, protected military or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Jessica Tiscareno at Please include the job title in the subject line. Thank you!

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