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Avionics Technician (Contract)

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Mojave, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest airliner — optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Serving both civil and government markets, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boom’s vision is to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together through supersonic travel and make the world dramatically more accessible.

Are you passionate about building the supersonic future? Come join the team and help us make aviation history!

Role Overview:

Boom Supersonic is hiring a Contract Aircraft Avionics Technician for the XB-1 Flight Test program. *This is a 6+ month contract position and will be on-site in Mojave, California.*

The Avionics Technician will be responsible for every facet of installation, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing our aircraft avionics and electrical system components for XB-1, the first independently developed supersonic jet and history's fastest civil aircraft.

You will be assisting in running day-to-day flow, troubleshooting, installation, and repairs, operational and functional test checks. Our ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of process improvement methodology and application.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs regular maintenance on aircraft including dismantling, cleaning, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining the structural, mechanical, and electronic elements of the aircraft, replacing parts, measuring wear, and assessing whether parts need repair or replacement.
  • Ensures proper working conditions of mechanical systems before flight.
  • Develops and maintains records of maintenance, repairs, inspections, and any reports related to parts or services.
  • Ensures all work is accomplished in accordance with Boom’s companies Repair Station Quality Control Manual (RSQCM), manufacturer’s maintenance manuals, and FAA regulations.
  • Consults maintenance manuals and specifications to identify correct operations and specifications for replacements or repairs.
  • Installs new parts to replace or repair defective or recalled parts or to enhance the performance of the aircraft; performs these tasks efficiently and to specifications.
  • Ensures proper function of aircraft operating systems via a variety of tests and tools.
  • Identifies and resolves mechanical problems based on visual inspections or reports from testing, pilot, or crew.
  • Collaborates, as needed, with airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics or other appropriate personnel to repair engines and non-instrumental parts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 3+ Years of aviation experience required
  • 2+ Years of avionics installation experience.
  • A&P Certification highly desired
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience using schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English.
  • Thorough understanding of aircraft parts, systems, and mechanics.
  • Detail-oriented with mechanical inclination.
  • Thorough understanding of tools and testing methods used to ensure the proper functioning of an aircraft and its parts, systems, and mechanics.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and adhere to manual instructions to resolve complex mechanical issues.
  • Must have a working knowledge of FAA Regulations.
  • Ability to perform basic inspections and repairs.
  • Proficient in Google Suite or related software used to complete and maintain records.
  • Superior and careful workmanship.
  • Sufficient oral and verbal communication skills, as needed, to discuss equipment malfunctions and complete reports.
  • Must own basic complement of tools.
  • Flexible to work varied shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Skills/Abilities

  • 3 years Lead experience.
  • FCC License
  • Aircraft Modification experience
  • Experience terminating multiple connector types
  • Have an adequate complement of sheet metals tools
  • Previous experience on various makes and models of MFD, GPS, Nav/Com

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand, lie, and kneel in awkward positions and spaces.
  • Must be able to perform work on scaffolding or ladders.
  • Must be able to lift and pull objects weighing up to 70 pounds at a time.
  • Manual dexterity and physical strength are necessary to operate tools or make adjustments and repairs.
  • Must have visual acuity to inspect equipment and identify defects.
  • Must be able to hear well enough to test sounds and identify the functioning level of aircraft.

Contract Notes:

  • This is a 6 month contract position and will be on-site in Mojave, California.

Compensation:

The Base Hourly Range for this position is $30 - $45/hr. Actual rate will vary based on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance.

ITAR Requirement

To conform to U.S. Government aerospace technology export regulations (ITAR and EAR), applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

Boom is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Want to build a faster future? Come join Boom.