Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Aircraft Technician A - Avionics (Contract) in Columbus, Mississippi

Aircraft Technician A - Avionics (Contract)

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  • 27-Feb-2018 to 23-Mar-2018 (EST)

  • 60220 LUH Production

  • Columbus, MS, USA

  • Temporary

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer.

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats. In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services. In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary:

The Aircraft Technician A - Avionics (Contract) will perform work on assigned aircraft or parts in avionics.


Perform assembly, installation, repair or replacement of aircraft electrical/electronic components and systems in the manufacture, maintenance or refurbishing of aircraft. Perform inspection, functional and operational check of complete systems to verify proper functioning of components and systems.

  • Maintain close working relationship with assigned lead regarding schedules, priorities, availability of parts, supplies and tools.

  • Use various hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices, test equipment, and paint equipment and instructions as required.

  • Ensure compliance with company and customer specifications and FAA regulations as required.

  • Complete forms and records pertaining to completion of assigned work.

  • Maintain responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels.

  • This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned.



  • HS diploma or equivalent.

  • Some trade school desirable.

  • An FCC license is desirable.


Minimum of four years related experience (avionics); some experience may be substituted for education normally acquired in the attainment of an FCC license. Requires the ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, diagrams and technical instructions. Must be able to operate a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices and test equipment. Must be able to move about in cramped and awkward positions to perform tasks. Must be able to move about freely in areas with moving aircraft and parts; handle heavy components and work in areas where exposure to chemicals and fumes will occur.

Essential Functions

Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel away from facility to carry out functions of position. Requires use of computer.

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and place on assignment to Airbus in America.