• Sr Avionics Technician

    Location US-TX-San Antonio
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 11:18 AM)
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  • Overview

    Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter



    The Avionics Senior Technician (Av. Sr. Tech), reports directly to the Program Director of Maintenance (DOM). Assists the DOM to assure full compliance of the contract Performance Work Statement (PWS) regarding installed avionics equipment in the C-26 aircraft. Communicates with the DOM, Manager of Quality, the Records and Reliability Department (RRD), the Business Operations Supervisor and Material Support Manager (MSM), ensuring that all technical aspects of the contract are performed. Provides reports as required by the DOM. Responsible for technical assistance to the beddown base (BB) and deployed site personnel to resolve component or system related discrepancies as requested. Communicates with subcontractors to resolve technical issues in the field and in various departments.



    1. Ensures that safety is paramount in all endeavors.
    2. Responsible for technical assistance to beddown base (BB) and deployed site personnel to resolve component or system related discrepancies as requested.
    3. Provides on-call assistance to mechanics during normal and off business hours.  
    4. Responsible for the daily review and submittal of CDRL A007 – Daily Aircraft Status Report to the FWPMO no later than 0900 EST.
    5. Coordinates with subcontractor personnel to provide technical assistance and repairs for avionics systems and components.
    6. Provides trend analysis to the DOM and Manager of Quality for avionics component failure rates on a bi-annual basis to determine if potentially unsupportable components exist due to obsolescence or high failure rates in accordance with (IAW) PWS. The Senior Tech shall immediately advise the DOM of a component predicted to render an aircraft NMC three (3) years prior to the aircraft becoming NMC due to non-supportable parts.
    7. Provides off-site support to maintenance personnel for aircraft away from their BB IAW PWS.
    8. Provides training to new and existing employees during the Aircraft Initial Training Course, or any recurring training courses, relating to avionics systems.      
    9. Monitors maintenance activities to ensure acceptable aircraft dispatch reliability.
    10. Receives, reviews and approves Part Requests from the BB, deployment and depot locations. Provides approved request documentation to SCM for processing.
    11. May be instructed to directly supervise or direct maintenance personnel relating to scheduled, unscheduled inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and support equipment at any CONUS site or deployed location.
    12. May be required to accomplish repairs within their respective areas of expertise.
    13. Provides aircraft maintenance management and administrative support as required to ensure compliance with the requirements of the PWS.
    14. Participates in various management functions such as contract proposals and Government Audits as necessary.
    15. Provides assistance to the Business Operations Supervisor in preparing proposals and securing approvals for items deemed Over and Above under the terms of the contract.
    16. May be requested to acts as a liaison between aircraft maintenance department, support departments, subcontractors and Government personnel.
    17. Identifies needed areas of change and makes recommendations to improve operations.
    18. Coordinates operational requirements with other departments.
    19. Must be familiar with and adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Company Policy Manual.
    20. Performs additional duties as required by the DOM.
    21. Daily attendance is essential to this position.The person assigned to this position has the full responsibility and authority to execute all essential duties as described above.  


    • Possess experience performing and managing scheduled/unscheduled inspections, preventive maintenance, overhaul/repair of aircraft.
    • Experience maintaining FAA type and airworthiness certifications using FAA approved maintenance programs.
    • Possess knowledge of Army DA PAM 738-751 forms and records.
    • Knowledge of:­   FAA Advisory Circular 43.13-1A.: Acceptable methods, techniques, and practices for aircraft inspection and repair.­   Be familiar with avionics maintenance and inspections requirements.
    • ­   FAA Advisory Circular 43.13-2A: Acceptable methods, techniques, and practices for aircraft alterations.
    • ­   Federal Aviation Regulations
    • Ability to manage subordinate activities:­   Devise solutions to administrative problems­   Prepare concise reports
    • ­   Plan, assign and supervise the work of others.
    • ­   Develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures
    • ­   Establish goals and objectives
    • Ability to work under limited supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
    • Ability to drive departmental tasks and accepts accountability for progress and quality of work from department.
    • Possess Computer literacy with competencies in the use of all facets of Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
    • Able to initiate and complete self-directed research to ensure completion of major duties.


    • Work is usually conducted in an office, warehouse and aircraft hangar atmosphere.
    • Exposed to typical aircraft maintenance conditions such as engine noise, riveting, dust and chemical fumes, none of which to the extent of being intolerable.
    • Hearing, vision and breathing protection provided in appropriate areas.
    • Some exposure to elements of weather when traveling and/or commuting between buildings.
    • May require extensive travel.
    • Overtime may be required on occasion. 


    • Must be able to pass the Company aircraft Initial Training Course.  
    • Must be able to pass written tests as instructed by the Maintenance and Quality Departments.
    • Normal physical exertion required for periods of working on foot or standing.
    • Requires lifting of items weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Requires kneeling on occasion in performance of duties.
    • Requires ability to twist, bend, squat, climb and/or other body movements to successfully accomplish the requirements of the position.
    • Requires the use of either or both hands for grasping items.
    • Manual dexterity and the ability to push/pull, i.e.: open/close file cabinets and/or handle machinery is required.
    • Requires the ability to reach above shoulder height in accomplishing job tasks.
    • Requires the ability to walk on uneven surfaces.
    • Sufficient vision required to successfully accomplish the requirements of the position.
    • Requires sustained periods of concentration.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Must hold and maintain a certified Airframe and Powerplant rating.
    • Must possess General Part 1 certification as prescribed by the FCC.
    • Must be able to qualify for and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
    • US Passport required.
    • Requires a minimum of three years’ experience working on the C-26, SA227 series, or aircraft of an equivalent type.


    • Must be physically and mentally fit and able to be processed through CONUS Replacement Center (CRC).
    • Must comply with the contents Deployment Standard Operating Procedures (DSOP) prior to deployment.



    • Rockwell Collins ProLine 21 experience preferred.



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