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Columbia Helicopters

Avionics Radio Technician

Columbia Helicopters is hiring for Avionics Technicians

Columbia Helicopters, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, owns, operates, and maintains its fleet of Columbia Model 107-II Vertol, Columbia Model 234 Chinook, and Columbia CH-47D Chinook aircraft worldwide. Columbia also provides aviation solutions to external customers.

Avionics Radio Technician


  • Reads and interprets maintenance manuals, wiring diagrams, schematics, or other technical data to determine the feasibility and method to perform the assigned task.
  • Avionics Radio Technicians, under supervision, may install, repair, align, maintain, service and/or tune the following: radio, radar, microwave electronic communication systems receivers and transmitters, including analog and digital HF, UHF and VHF equipment, intercom audio panels and audio amplifiers and public address systems by using electronic test equipment and other electronic devices.
  • Locates and isolates defects in electronic equipment; repair, replace, and troubleshoot defective parts; install electronic units and associated electrical elements.
  • Performs tests and/or checks as required to confirm component and system serviceability by utilizing special tools, circuit testers, meters, and equipment.
  • Documents all inspection findings and work performed/corrective action in the appropriate maintenance records.
  • Maintains work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.
  • Performs work safely and utilizes the appropriate technical data for the assigned task.
  • Monitors and supports continuous improvement activities by utilizing Lean and continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; further education or advance instruction relative to technical field is preferred.
  • Requires 3+ years’ experience performing line and bench maintenance on a variety of aircraft avionics communication/navigation radio repair systems and components.
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license preferred (Airframe license is equivalent to 1 year experience. Powerplant license is equivalent to 1 year experience. A&P license is equivalent to 2 years’ experience).
  • Requires knowledge of standard wiring practices using contact crimp tools, inserting/extracting tools, wire stripping methods, connective types and contacts.
  • Experience with wire routing requirements.
  • Ability to use precision measuring equipment and hand tools appropriate to the assigned tasks
  • General mechanics hand tools and appropriate tool box are required.
  • CH-47 or CH-46 specific experience preferred; Military or commercial aviation avionics training preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work overtime and/or weekends as assigned dependent on production needs.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently. 

How to apply


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Avionics: Are you up for the challenge?

Avionics Careers

Avionics technicians are specialists who install, maintain and repair a plane’s electronic instruments, such as radio communication devices, radar systems, and navigation aids. With the advancement of digital technology technicians are required to maintain and configure complex computer systems. Are you up for the challenge?

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