Avionics Electrical Engineer

Classification:     Exempt | Salary | Full-time

Career Group | Family | Pathway | Level 

Engineering | Systems Engineering | Support | Intermediate

Reports To:    Chief Engineer

Department    Avionics Installations


The Avionics Electrical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of product development for the aircraft we service. From continued field support of legacy aircraft to new product development, and aftermarket enhancements. Their emphasis is on ensuring that avionics and electrical systems on the aircraft provide the required and desired functions, meet the highest standard of safety, and meet customer reliability expectations.

Essential Functions:

  • Produce detailed 2D electrical and harness drawings for the fabrication and installation of aircraft avionics modifications.
  • Produce analyses to substantiate modifications for electrical load, environmental criteria, and functional failures.
  • Develop work instructions to document the installation of aircraft modifications.
  • Provide overall management of the electrical engineering deliverables.
  • Formulate, implement and track assigned engineering programs to achieve overall goals, technical requirements, schedules, contracts, and specifications.
  • Provide timely technical assistance to production, quality and other departments in interpretation and implementation of design data.
  • Coordinate data submittals in support of FAA certification.
  • Actively support and participates in PDRs and CDRs.
  • Interface with peers, and other departments to ensure design requirements are fully defined and provide labor estimates for the required activities.
  • Assist with qualification, acceptance, and performance testing.
  • Assist with ICAs, certification plans, test plans, and issue papers as required.
  • Collaborate with internal and external engineering resources.
  • Able to work either alone or as a team to solve problems.
  • Must be able to promote a team environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours & weekends as required.
  • This position may require the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in an electrical engineering role.
  • Must have strong computer skills and demonstrate proficiency with 2D CAD systems (AutoCAD a plus) and MS Office programs.
  • Great interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of FAA Parts 21,23,25,27 and 29 and DO-160.
  • Strong organization and planning skills. Must be able to look ahead, anticipate problems and proactively address issues. Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related technical field preferred.
  • Technical experience involving design, test, and analysis of avionics components and systems.
  • Familiarity with Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and associated technical documentation.
  • Meets the qualifications for delegation as an Electrical Systems & Equipment DER or ODA UM.
  • Experience with the FAA STC development process.
  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria.
  • Understanding of Aerospace Recommended Practices ARP 4754 and ARP 4761.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Work Environment:
Works in a clean, air-conditioned office space, free of noise, dust, and humidity.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.  Occasional lifting of light items required.  No specific vision requirements.

Objects weighing 70 pounds or more must be accompanied by a second individual to avoid injury.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Limited (<5%)

Please note that this Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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