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Avionics Crew Chief

El Cajon, California
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Elliott Aviation, a leader in aircraft solutions, has an exciting opportunity for an Avionics Crew Chief at their location in Des Moines, IA.  Since 1936, Elliott Aviation has been a world-class provider of comprehensive and customer-focused solutions for business aviation.  Our vision, building partnerships that last, applies to our employees as well as our customers.

This position is responsible for providing world-class leadership to create a team atmosphere where members are challenged to maintain aircraft in the safest and highest quality.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned aircraft projects including coordinating necessary resources, documentation, and communication with the appropriate personnel to ensure timeliness and quality installations for delivery of assigned aircraft projects. 
  • Inspect, service, repair and troubleshoot aircraft avionics components and systems in a safe and organized work area.
  • Manage assigned technicians on all aspects of assigned aircraft projects to ensure safety, quality, and efficiency throughout all phases of the projects. 
  • Manage projects by scheduling and assigning work for team members and monitoring day-to-day activities of team members for compliance and quality performance. 
  • Hold team members accountable to Elliott Aviation approved policies and procedures including aspects of professionalism, safety, and cleanliness of the work environment. 
  • Oversee, complete, and maintain accurate and timely aircraft and project documentation.
  • Inspect, service, repair, and troubleshoot aircraft avionics and related systems utilizing the Elliott Aviation approved procedures, policies, and the appropriate original equipment aircraft manufacturers' maintenance manuals.
  • Inventory parts provided for project and order parts as required.
  • Review work package for thorough understanding and verification of accuracy including; Wiring Diagrams, ground and flight test procedures, certification, structural drawings, STC's, schedules, manpower allocations and required ground support equipment.
  • Coordinate/verify with the modifications repair team all of the following; incoming and outgoing function testing, power up, ground testing functions and flight test requirements Assist Mod repair team with these functions as needed.
  • Coordinate/communicate with other departments and project manager, job status and timing of project milestones as necessary for the highest level of efficiencies.
  • Support, maintain, and comply with all environmental, health and safety, federal, OSHA, state and local regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Top candidates will possess:

  • Willingness to manage a team with both experienced technicians and mentor junior technicians with a calm demeanor. 
  • Willingness to learn by taking guidance from others.
  • Ability to communicate well in straight-forward situations
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Must possess excellent mechanical aptitude and a desire to work

Other Requirements include:

  • Airframe & Power plant Certificate and/or FCC License preferred.
  • Qualified Inspector designation - Eligibility for RII designation 
  • Ability to attain & retain AOA badge or Airport requirements
  • High school graduate or equivalency degree required. Associate or Bachelor Degree Preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of FARs 43, 91, 135, 145.
  • Five Years Avionics Installations and modifications Related Experience.
  • Previous Leadership and Supervisory Experience preferred.
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel
  • Must possess minimum tooling required to perform duties assigned
  • Must be able to work various shifts, as assigned by management.
  • Occasional overnight and short notice travel.
  • Manlift qualified


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  • Job Reference: 674045577-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Elliot Aviation Inc
  • Location: El Cajon, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent