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Avionics Installation Technician - Senior Tech/Master Level

Avionics Installation Technician - Senior Tech/Master Level


Leading Edge Avionics, Inc has an immediate opening for a Senior (Level II) or Master (Level III) Avionics Installation Technician. The Avionics Install Tech, under minimal supervision, removes and installs avionics equipment and electrical components, fabricates wire harnesses and terminations, troubleshoots installations, and completes functional testing of avionics and electrical systems. In this role, the Install Tech performs basic sheet metal tasks, such as drilling, riveting, and operates basic sheet metal hand tools. The Install Tech also may perform painting and finish work on instrument panels. This role reports to the Avionics Manager. This Senior/Master-level Avionics Install Tech will be experienced enough to work not only alone in a productive, self-driven way, but also would be able to act as lead/supervisor on his or her own aircraft projects potentially overseeing one or two other team members from time to time. Further, this person could potentially be acting supervisor when the Avionics Manager isn’t present and/or in a scenario in which Leading Edge activates a weekend shift.


  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, aircraft blueprints, and schematics.
  • Wire, install, test, and verify operation of avionics equipment and accessories; identify and correct electronics failures in various airframes using hand tools, test equipment, technical documents, and technical reference materials; all the while communicating with co-workers and in some cases with manufacturers in a timely, effective way.
  • Modify existing instrument panels or fabricate new panels; fabricate equipment shelves as required; and fabricate and install other hardware to support and enable aviation electronics systems.
  • Assure that installations are done in accordance with procedures described in the company’s FAA Repair Station Manual as well as with FAA Regulations and manufacturer instructions.
  • Use sound judgment and technical aptitude to make good decisions regarding job sequence and techniques, troubleshooting and discrepancy resolution – all in order to maximize quality and efficiency and adhere to agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Operate with the highest level of ethics, integrity, safety and honesty.
  • Be able to lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to climb ladders, apply finger and hand dexterity in using hand tools, be able to move around the shop/hangar area and within aircraft continuously throughout the workday.


  • Passion for aviation, learning, innovation and achievement.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work primarily in a self-directed way with minimal oversight required.
  • Ability to perform the most highly complex avionics installations.
  • Ability to PLAN an avionics installation project and an ability to execute the plan with high efficiency.
  • Superlative to exemplary troubleshooting skills.
  • Superlative to exemplary ability to achieve aesthetically-pleasing and functional solutions.
  • Willingness to work alongside others in the team - as part of the team - and lead by example
  • Ideally, ability to lead/mentor others in team to foster their professional and technical skills development.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, work ethic, good judgment and dependability.
  • Professional appearance, demeanor and presence; Customer service orientation, attitude and demeanor.
  • Computer usage expertise, including MSFT Office & Corridor line of business software (training provided for Corridor).
  • Compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to pass drug test, as required by FAA, and pass criminal/background check.


  • Required Experience: Minimum of two years of work experience in a general aviation aircraft modification/completion shop.
  • Preferred Experience: At least five years of successful avionics installation, repair or maintenance experience – preferably as a lead - with deep knowledge of Garmin, Genesys Aerosystems, Avidyne, Gogo, Honeywell, Aspen Avionics, Bendix-King and/or other leading avionics brands.
  • Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred Education: College / university degree or two years of accredited schooling in aviation electronics.
  • Preferred Credential: Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certificate by National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT).
  • Preferred Credential: FAA Mechanic / Repairman’s Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings.


At Leading Edge Avionics, each associate is a valued resource. Leading Edge offers a stable yet exciting environment that has fostered a surprisingly long tenure for its team members. Contributing to this inviting workplace is a compelling overall compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive wages with bonus potential.
  • 401(k) retirement program with discretionary company match.
  • Group health insurance.
  • Company-provided group life insurance.
  • Paid Time Out for quality work/life balance.
  • Compelling set of additional benefits subsidized by company including: dental and vision insurance
  • Reimbursement program for on-the-job tools.
  • Discounts on Leading Edge Avionics products and services for personal use.
  • 100% subsidiary of private pilot license training included CFI and aircraft.
  • Relocation Cost Reimbursement


Leading Edge Avionics is headquartered at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA, known for its beautiful beaches and unmatched weather. Conveniently located in Southern California with close proximity to skiing, desert, and beach activities all within 90-minute drive. Leading Edge also has locations at Long Beach Airport, Chino Airport and Cable Airport, any one of which can be the home base for this position.


Leading Edge Avionics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and foster a close knit, collaborative environment.


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