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Air Sense Avionics, Inc. is an FAA-certificated repair station that installs avionics in GA aircraft.  We are based at Scappoose Industrial Airpark in Scappoose, Oregon, a suburb of the Portland metropolitan area.  We started in 2021 as a one-man operation and we have quickly grown to 4 technicians who work on up to 4 aircraft at a time, ranging from single-engine private airplanes to light jets.  We have big growth plans to expand quickly into the corporate and commercial aviation sectors.  We have cultivated a collection of loyal customers who have been an incredible source of referrals, and we have more business than we can handle.  Accordingly, we are growing our staff to accommodate our ever increasing clientele.  Air Sense Avionics distinguishes itself in providing a better level of customer service, superior workmanship and exceptional post-sales support and customer follow-through.

Our staff evidences a commitment to uncompromising quality.  We deeply value a strong work ethic, and we conduct ourselves with impeccable integrity.  We enjoy working hard to meet our commitments and to delight our customers.  We are looking for technicians who hold themselves to this higher standard.  If this kind of workplace excites you, we would love to speak with you about joining our team!

Senior Avionics Technician / Supervisor

Air Sense Avionics, Inc. is seeking a full-time senior avionics technician to augment and help supervise and train its growing shop staff as we continue to expand and move upmarket.


Senior Avionics Technician / Supervisor

Reports to:

General Manager


Scappoose Industrial Airpark (KSPB), Scappoose, Oregon

Initial Salary:

Commensurate with candidate experience and demonstrated knowledge level. 

Job Summary

In this position, you will install communication & navigation equipment, autopilots and other avionics in aircraft ranging from small single-engine private aircraft to corporate jets.  Job functions include:

  • Reading wiring diagrams and manufacturer data to independently and efficiently install, configure and test avionics in aircraft.

  • Using CAD software to design custom instrument panels tailored to specific customer needs and requirements.

  • Using CAD software to draw wiring diagrams for avionics installations.

  • Fabricating brackets and panels using sheet metal tools and techniques.

  • Supervising apprentice technicians in training.

Essential Job Skills:

  • Excellent airframe sheet metal skills including bending, drilling, riveting, prepping and painting aluminum alloy sheet metal.

  • Use of typical hand, pneumatic and power tools like drills, grinders, etc.; and large shop equipment like brakes, shears, drill presses, bandsaws, etc.

  • Hi-reliability wiring techniques including crimping and soldering.

  • Experience in using electronics test equipment like digital multimeters, pitot-static test sets, and transponder and radio test equipment.

  • Superior computer fluency, and familiarity with Microsoft tools like Excel and Word.

  • Experience with schematic and wiring CAD software a plus.

  • Experience with CAD software for mechanical design a plus.


  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot malfunctions of aircraft avionics and electrical system components, including radios, ground- and GPS-based navigators, transponders (including ADS-B equipment), weather radar, autopilots, audio distribution systems, and accessories in accordance with manufacturer data.

  • Work on small single-engine and light twin aircraft, and light jets by manufacturers including Piper, Cessna, Beech, Cirrus, Lear and other general aviation & corporate aircraft.

  • Supervise and train apprentice technicians.

  • Understand and comply with relevant FAA regulations and guidelines.

  • Complete all checklists, forms, and reports as required in accordance with company and FAA regulations and guidelines

  • Follow and comply with all safety rules and regulations.

  • Maintain a clean, safe shop environment.

Required Certifications/Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have at least ONE of the following certifications:

  • FAA Airframe or A&P Mechanic certificate (FAA Inspection Authorization a plus); or

  • AET certificate with at least 2 additional endorsements; or

  • Previous holder of a Repairman Certificate with a prior employer

Required Education/Experience:

The successful candidate will have at least ONE of the following:

  • Degree or certificate from an accredited two (2) year college, university or technical school in avionics maintenance or electronics; or

  • Documented avionics experience in the service of the armed forces; or

  • The equivalent of five years' experience installing avionics in the field.

In addition, all of the following are REQUIRED:

  • Experience working at an FAA Part 145 repair station or Part 135 operation, or military equivalent.

  • Ability to pass an FAA/DOT drug test, and abstain from all prohibited drug use during your employment.

  • Deep familiarity with relevant FAA regulations including 14 CFR parts 43 and 145, and an understanding of airworthiness and return-to-service procedures.

  • Experience completing documentation typical in a repair station setting.

  • Past experience supervising and training others in the job environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken, and a demonstrated ability to read and understand aircraft maintenance documents, and to take detailed notes online.

The following experience is desirable but not required:

  • Familiarity with avionics equipment from Garmin, Avidyne, PS Engineering, S-TEC, Bendix/King and legacy brands like Narco and Terra.

  • Experience with schematic and wiring CAD software such as KiCAD, OrCad, etc.

  • Experience with CAD software for mechanical design, such as AutoCAD, LibreCAD, etc.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to sit, walk, climb, and lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Must be comfortable working in small spaces, extreme temperatures, heights above six feet, and tolerating the noise of an airport and a shop environment.  Most maintenance is performed in a climate-controlled hangar, but there will be times when work must be performed on the ramp.

Work Environment:

  • Standard work day is four days a week, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with seasonal variations. Overtime and work-away occasionally required.

  • Benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, and a retirement savings plan.

  • We maintain a Drug-free Workplace with a zero-tolerance policy.

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