Sr. Aircraft Avionics Technician
Columbus, MS 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
  • 14-May-2021 to 30-Sep-2021 (EST)
  • 60220 LUH Production
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Market Competitive Compensation
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Basic & Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Short and Long-term Disability insurance, Voluntary Accident insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness insurance, Identity Theft & Fraud Resolution insurance, Legal Plan insurance, 401(k), Travel Assistance, International SOS insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Assistance, Bonus(es). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2021 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing, and delivering aerospace products, services, and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer, and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and has achieved a more than six-fold order book increase since 2000.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Perform assembly, installation, repair or replacement: 70%

  • Maintain a close working relationship with an assigned lead person concerning schedules, priorities, availability of parts, supplies and tools, and special instructions as required.
  • Perform work from blueprints, sketches, vendor and service manuals, and other source data to obtain dimensions, locations, alignment, tolerances, and other specification requirements.
  • Use a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices, and test equipment in completing work assignments.
  • Assure that completed work complies with FAA regulations, customer requirements, and company specifications.
  • Coordinate with various departments regarding requirements for materials, supplies, equipment and job schedules.
  • Complete forms and records pertaining to completion of assigned work.

2. Diagnose malfunctions or failures: 20%

  • Diagnose the cause of malfunctions, identifies failures, and determines corrective action to restore systems to required operating specifications and standards.
  • Perform required corrective action by making repairs, adjustments or replacements.

3. Conduct operational checks: 10%

  • Perform operational power on checks of equipment to include but not limited to; instruments, radios, navigation, pitot/static systems, displays, ICS/audio, and lighting.
  • Should be familiar with test equipment used for operational checks of the above systems.
  • Maintain responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels.
  • Follow all OSHA, safety and environmental regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • Must have an HS diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred: Some trade school desirable.



  • Must have at a minimum six (6) years of experience working on avionics in aircraft, preferably rotorcraft.



  • none


  • A current A & P license

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams, and apply standard shop practices in the fabrication and repair modifications of aircraft structures and repairs.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Required: Must have computer proficiency
  • Preferred: SAP

Travel Required:

  • Occasional Domestic and International travel may be necessary


  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S for any employer.

Decision Making, Complexity:

Able to independently assess wiring issues and install components.

Organizational information:

Reports to the Supervisor, New Helicopter Completions.

Nature of Contacts:

Moderate Communication on a daily basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 98%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports, and engineering drawings, able to see and read wire numbers. [Daily]
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on the production floor including safety warnings or alarms. [Daily]
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. [Daily]
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copier, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts. [Daily]
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 60lbs. [Daily]
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 60lbs. [Daily]
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull equipment and tools. [Daily]
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time at the aircraft, at backshop equipment, in meetings, working on a computer. [Daily]
  • Squatting / Kneeling: Must be able to bend, stoop, and squat. Must be able to move about freely in areas with moving aircraft and parts; work in areas where exposure to chemicals and fumes will occur. . [Daily]
  • Standing: able to stand at the aircraft to perform work, for discussions in offices or on the production floor. [Daily]
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. [several time yearly]
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. [Daily]
  • Personal Protective Equipment required: Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site

Equal Opportunity:

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or another legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or another legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice


Airbus Helicopters, Inc

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is an EEO/AA-M/F/disability/protected veteran status/Genetic Data employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
6 years
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