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about 1 year ago
Weststar Aviation
Location: Chattanooga
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Avionics Engineer Jobs

This position requires a strong knowledge of aircraft airframe, avionics and electronics systems. This job includes varying amounts of parts replacement or repair, electrical troubleshooting and general mechanical applications. Supervision of the team and direction of project flow will be a primary function. Work order processing, log book, entries, required FAA forms and pricing to the customers are routine duties. Job duties will vary each day and will encompass projects as designated by Installations Manager. Will be required to work independently and lead multiple projects. Will have direct customer contact.


This shall include, but not be limited to items such as removal and installation of panels, components and interiors, as well as repair work on avionics installations.

Stamp, bundle and install connectors on wiring.

Removal of old wiring and installation of new wire bundles in aircraft.

Troubleshooting and evaluation of avionics systems on the aircraft efficiently.

Inspection and evaluation of the aircraft and components when designated.

Aircraft movement and assistance in hangar stack when required.

Maintenance and repair of shop facility, equipment and tooling when required.

Lead or work independently on projects on a regular basis.

Work within a team process and lead team members.

Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.



High school diploma or equivalent.

Electronics training classes.

Avionics system factory training required.


5 year prior experience on aircraft avionics maintenance installations preferred.

3 years turbine aircraft experience.

Experience in supervision of other technicians.

FAA paperwork, work order and billing process experience.


Self-motivated and able to maintain a rapid pace.

Able to process work with minimum supervision.

Ability to lead and provide incentive to other team members.

Able to deal directly with customers, including with areas of conflict.


Must perform all work in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.

Maintain customer oriented work habits.

Supervision of team members in daily operations and duties.

Completion of work orders, FAA paperwork and billing items.


Other technicians in avionics installations or other departments.

Team Leader of team assigned, Project Coordinator, Installations Manager.

Company sales representatives.

Customers or outside vendors.

Physical Requirements

Able to lift at least 50 lbs.

Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.

Routing or repetitive physical motion with arms and hands.

Mental Requirements

Understanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines.

Ability to follow wiring diagrams, route and terminate wires at proper locations.

Ability to troubleshoot, evaluate and perform functional tests for various avionics and instrument systems.

Ability to work with others in a professional manner.


Will work under supervision of the Avionics Program Manager.

May be directed to supervise other technicians in some capacity.

Work with minimal supervision when required.

Work with other Team Leaders on multiple projects in a cooperative manner.

Working Conditions

The majority of work will be accomplished in a heated hangar.

Work outside during aircraft runs will occur.

Varied positions in and around the aircraft.

Equipment Used

Personal hand tools supplied by the installer.

Pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment.

Jacks, stands, lifts and other support devices.

Tugs, power carts and other engine powered equipment.

Crimpers, soldering iron and heat guns.

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