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Aircraft Electrician I

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Electrician


Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Job Summary

Aircraft Electrician I (Aircraft Production)

Working under the guidance of the supervisor or higher grade mechanic, performs repair and installation of aircraft electronic radio and radar equipment including FM, AM, VHF, HF, and UHF radio receivers, transmitters, transceivers, marker beacon receivers, Omni receivers, automatic and manual loop antennae, automatic radio compass, gyro compass, amplifiers, slaved gyroscope compass, aircraft electronic intercommunication system, high voltage dynamotors, power supplies and control cables, cable harness, control boxes and junction boxes. Removes various avionics equipment from aircraft and replaces with new or modified models; assists in operational testing of all systems and components by removing defective equipment which is forwarded for bench check, repair and/or overhaul by other shop section. Assists in assembling complete avionics system and installing accessories. Assists in installation of SCAS and automatic flight control systems. Remounts, installs equipment, modifies systems layout, mountings, tie-ins, etc. During initial test and re-installation of equipment, assists in troubleshooting entire system, particularly cable harness assemblies, junction and control boxes, power distribution system and conversion accessories. Assists in realignment of antennae to achieve maximum sensitivity to signal strength and/or direction, setting directional antennae to compass heading on compass rose. Assists in overall operational tests of all equipment and systems after installation, works off last minute discrepancies, adjustment of controls, and connections to permit inspection and acceptance.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Applies a working knowledge of electronic and electrical principles to maintenance and repair tasks, using common test instrument readings and alignment.
  • Must be skilled in the use of various types of common test equipment.
  • Must be able to read and apply reference materials such as wiring diagrams, blueprints, and maintenance and repair procedures.


  • Works in accordance with written standards, technical data, and specifications in the accomplishment of daily work.
  • Supervisor or higher grade electrician makes assignments and provides oral instructions.
  • Receives detailed instructions or guidance when new tasks are assigned.
  • As skills progress, performs these duties without close supervision.
  • Work is subject to spot check during progress and upon completion to insure adherence to technical orders, modification work orders, and other directives.
  • All work is inspected by assigned inspection personnel for compliance with quality standards.


  • Stands, sits, climbs, bends and may work in cramped and awkward positions.
  • Handles objects weighing up to 35 pounds without assistance, and over 35 pounds with assistance from another worker or weight handling equipment.
  • Works inside hanger in all types of weather.
  • Subject to cold, heat, and drafts.
  • Danger of cuts, bruises, scrapes, burns, and electrical shock.
  • Job involves limited assembly and repairs while working under the guidance of a higher graded electronics mechanic.
  • Although assignments cover a variety of aviation electronics components, the individual is working under closer supervision and more specific instructions than required for the journeyman level.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires 3 prior years at a journeyman level.
  • Soldering Certification. IPC J-STD-001 and ANSI/ESD S20.20.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.
  • Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Uses and performs operator maintenance on common and special tools.
  • Prepares forms and records related to aircraft maintenance.
  • Knowledge and use of special tools/equipment required to perform assigned maintenance tasks is mandatory.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements associated with and/or pass any medical examination requirements related to performing daily assigned tasks.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a CAC card.
  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and be capable and willing to submit and pass random fitness for duty screening particularly for drugs and alcohol.
  • May be required to pass and maintain a U.S. Government background security check.
  • May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.