The Avionics Technician installs, inspects, tests, adjusts, or repairs avionics equipment, such as radar, communications, navigation, and instrument systems assigned CBP aircraft.
- Troubleshoot, repair and modify avionics, electrical and instrumentation systems installed on aircraft.
- Solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar technical documents and/or drawings.
- Use intricate test equipment such as, multi-trace oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multi-meters and other avionics test equipment to perform troubleshooting and operational checks.
- Perform removal, repair, installation, inspection, and operational check of system components.
- Repair and/or replace components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Perform calibration, repair and replacement of system components based on test results following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents.
- Make entries in aircraft logs and records, and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to less experienced technicians throughout all aircraft maintenance and/or modifications efforts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must be a U.S citizen.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a CBP Background Investigation Suitability clearance. May also be required to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance.
- Must have a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Five (5) years of aircraft avionics/electrical related experience required.
- Possess a high degree of knowledge and expertise in aircraft electrical / avionics systems.
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of applicable maintenance / technical manuals and publications, and special tools and test equipment.
- Must be familiar with the operational capabilities and limitations of electrical / avionics systems.
- Possess a thorough working knowledge of the detection, prevention and treatment of corrosion.
- Must be able to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and follow verbal and written instruction.
- Must have basic computer data entry skills required for use of Custom Border Protection maintenance and logistics database.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Requires sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
- Requires frequent climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, crouching, kneeling, lifting, carrying, balancing and reaching above shoulder level, pushing or pulling weight up to 70 pounds.
- Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
- Must have close vision to include color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires hearing to normal range.
- May require use of respirator.
- Requires shift work and a diversity of working conditions that range from a standard shop/hangar type environment, where there may be no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes in temperature, direct sun, wind, rain, etc.
- May be required to work in areas where noise hazards are prevalent.
- Exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Material Safety Data Sheets; working on or around aircraft and machinery.
- May be exposed to electrical shock hazard.
- Work location is aircraft maintenance shops, hangars, and flight line.