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Avionics Technician - Second Shift

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01351977 Date posted 09/10/2019 City Atlanta State/Province Georgia Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HGA31: Atlanta, GA 5159 Southridge Parkway, Atlanta, GA USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

Job Responsibilities

• Sets up and operates precision test equipment for alignment, troubleshooting and testing of electrical equipment and systems. Possesses advanced knowledge of standard test equipment, oscilloscopes, ohmmeters, signal generators, spectrum analyzers etc, as well as advanced knowledge of custom made test equipment including automatic test equipment. 
• Has an advanced understanding of advanced test equipment functions as well as the ability to reprogram replacement equipment, and determines possible failures in existing equipment. 
• Aligns and adjusts complex electrical components on units being tested to ensure proper functioning of electrical circuits, utilizing established test procedures. 
• Conducts a variety of functional tests to check operation and calibration of test stations, components, equipment and systems. 
• Analyzes circuitry and physically checks wiring and operation of various electronic parts, units, and systems components necessary to locate malfunction causes found during testing of components, equipment or systems. 
• Performs difficult electrical/mechanical repair operations consisting of disassembly and assembly of units. Determines requirements and installs modifications as set forth by Service Bulletin or other authorized documentation. 
• Examines customer units for potentially defective parts or conditions causing impairment or prevention of proper equipment operation. Verifies that repairs or modifications performed on customer equipment conform to Collins Aerospace Quality and Workmanship Standards. 
• Records results of repair and modification actions and accounts for time required to perform each task on Service Worksheets. Understands proper entries and acronyms for less common usage (J-TAB, test only, subassembly servicing, etc.). 
• Communicates problems/observations/estimates for repair effectively with supervision and/or customer. 
• Prepares estimate of repair costs for customer, may be required to communicate technical and financial aspects of repair costs both in verbal and written form to internal and external customers. 
• Able to research and provide an in-depth estimates for units requiring extensive repairs, required service bulletins, overhauls and complete rebuilds. 
• Knowledgeable of Service Center Operation Performance Goals and impact on other Service Center Operations. 
• Properly prioritize time to meet production needs as assigned by senior techs, leads and management. 
• Have advanced knowledge of various avionics systems, basic electronics theories and associated circuitry and components. 
• Has an advanced knowledge of Operating Procedures and understand why they are needed, able to research and determine what operating Procedures apply to the task at hand and follow them. 
• Understands the importance of accurate paperwork and how it impacts the repair process. Understands the importance of continually improving quality. Can inspect and train others for preferred workmanship standards. Can determine areas of improvement in shop quality and communicate a means of achieving a high standard. 
• Supports and promotes continuous process improvement and Lean initiatives. Provide ideas for and participates in Lean activities, events, and other process improvement initiatives. May be required to participate in "off-site" lean activities. 
• May be required to train other technicians. 
• Follows all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to Service Center Operations. 
• Understands safety requirements and performs duties in accordance with all safety procedures. Participates in facility safety program. 
• May be required to perform related duties as assigned. 
• May be required to perform collateral duties (Test Equipment Coordinator, EH&S Coordinator etc.). 
• Accept training as needed to work other areas of the shop as workloads demands. 
• Be very proficient at returning to service units that have multiple failures, require in depth adjustments and testing with limited assistance from others. 
• Understand current workload and production needs to assist senior techs and leads in determining how to best use available resources to meet established goals. 
• Able to research and provide an in-depth estimate for overhauls and required bulletins. 
• May be required to perform related duties as assigned. 
• Able to Wet lab new procedures and provide evaluation feedback to engineering. 
• Accurately records results of repair and modification actions, accounts for time, and records other data per SCOP requirements in SAP or on Service Worksheets as applicable. 
• Perform complex repairs, alignments and tests. Assist others as needed and may be assigned to determine airworthiness as an FAA inspector. 
• Determine training needs. Provide advanced training on all qualified equipment types. 
• Work with other levels of supervision to prioritize work, plan for future projects and determine the best utilization of personnel and resources in their work area. 
• Conducts activities in accordance with Collins Aerospace Credo, Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct, and other established Collins Aerospace policies.

• This opportunity is a second shift position.

Job Skills & Attributes

• Cooperation - Takes personal initiative to proactively serve as team motivator creating strong morale and synergy. 
• Detail Orientation - Rarely makes errors but accepts responsibility for those that are made and develops a plan to prevent similar errors from recurring. 
• Drive - Displays energy, persistence, and a positive attitude when working on most projects. 
• Judgment - Bases decisions on factual information and considers alternative courses of action before reaching decisions. 
• Listening - Consistently practices attentive and active listening and can accurately restate the opinions of others. 
• Relationships - Develops relationships with others that are based on trust. 
• Time Management - Works from a daily to-do list but will re-organize if priorities suddenly shift.
• Dependability - Ensures that all details of a project are accurate before delegating to others. 

Basic Qualifications:
This position requires either:
•    An AA/AS degree (or other 2-year post high school training) with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a HS diploma, GED or AA/AS degree, 8 years of relevant experience is required OR a Bachelor's degree in the appropriate discipline and 2 years of relevant experience.

•    US Citizenship Required

•    This position is considered safety sensitive in accordance with FAA Guidelines. Candidate will be subject to drug and alcohol testing per FAA’s regulation 14 CFR part 120, as well as 49 CFR part 40.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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