Lead Avionics Installation Technician

Classification:     Nonexempt | Hourly | Full-time

Career Group | Family | Pathway | Level 

Operations & Production | Production | Technician | Intermediate

Reports To:    Avionics Installation Manager

Department    Avionics Installations


The Lead Installation Technician is responsible for assigning and coordinating work assignments with their team; Assumes responsibility for all installation functions for their assigned team/shift. This position also manages the teams’ overtime and monitors daily work functions to include workload and ensuring assigned employees are qualified for the work they perform. The qualified Lead will be considered a working lead and is expected to perform work on the aircraft as well as providing leadership on the projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Customers in a cordial, respectful and professional manner, and to see to it that all personnel behave accordingly.
  • Provide accurate timely reporting to Avionics Installation Manager and Project Manager, of status of in-service aircraft.
  • To always lead by example, through professional behavior, integrity, commitment to the company and compliance with its policies.
  • Supervise and direct activities of all personnel assigned, assuring all maintenance is completed in compliance with established company policies and procedures set in Pro Star Aviation (RSM/QCM), as well as applicable FAA regulatory guidelines.
  • Proactively build coworker skill sets, lead assigned employees through motivation, communication, mentorship, and accountability. 
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed and signed-off accurately in a timely manner
  • Assist with completing all required paperwork, review work orders of incoming aircraft to determine labor, parts, and equipment necessary to accomplish the assigned Installation. Assist with requesting necessary parts, service, or equipment as required.
  • Scrutinize the proper tagging of Aircraft work in progress, components, parts, and panels appropriately stored (including racks by aircraft).
  • Ensure daily timekeeping requirements are completed on time and accurate
  • Read and understand complex electrical drawings and schematics
  • Oversee Technicians to ensure the work area and hangar is kept to the highest standards of safety, compliant always, enforcing regulations and practices to avoid accidents. Strictly enforce good housekeeping practices with an objective of securing an environment conducive to employee well-being.
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are correctly used and handled by Technicians for both safety and to reduce breakages, wear, and tear. Require Technicians to report any tool malfunction promptly to replace or repair accordingly.  
  • Assist in the installation, modification and fabrication of wiring and electrical components, fixtures, and associated equipment per Pro Star Aviation and/or OEM specifications
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and test avionics and instrument systems installed on various airframes.
  • Accompany flight crews to perform in-flight testing as well as preliminary avionics and instrument systems testing as required
  • Travel to customer locations to perform essential job functions though Pro Star’s On-the-Fly service
  • Maintain accurate and complete time records for both attendance as well as labor
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Familiar with FAA regulations
  • Experience using standard test equipment (i.e., Multimeter, Pitot/Static/Nav/XPDR test sets)
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Experience reading Engineering Drawings and specifications

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant License
  • Some related work experience in Corporate Aviation
  • Avionics or Electrical education
  • Experience with aerospace connectivity systems
  • Experience with Inflight entertainment systems
  • Familiar with aircraft flight instruments systems

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide training and/or work direction to other staff members within the organization in the management and execution of their areas of responsibility.

Work Environment:
Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. Occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions in the hangar. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Physical Demands:
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. This position is very active and the employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl all day.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh more than 100 pounds.  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.


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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