Avionics Supervisor Jobs in Des Moines, IA at Aviation Structure Repairs

Title: Avionics Supervisor

Company: Aviation Structure Repairs

Location: Des Moines, IA

We’re currently looking for an experienced Avionics Supervisor for one of our clients.
Salary Range: $65,000 – $95,000 for the right, very experienced person
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance (STD), Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD), Voluntary Benefits, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), 401k
General Summary:
With advanced knowledge and a high level of skill supervises the avionics team in all aspects of aircraft installation and repairs including troubleshooting support, final systems checkout, final run-up checkout, and certification/test flying. Provides support to all departments with avionics and electrical troubleshooting on various airframes. Provides training and OJT to technicians.
Essential Job Functions:

Effectively lead/direct team to deliver customer aircraft on time, on budget, and squawk-free.
Develop and maintain an efficient/high-performing team to achieve goal hour objectives.
Coordinate the proper application of manpower for each job in order to satisfy scheduling requirements.
Coordinate the scheduling of all assigned work orders for the department and presentation of work orders upon completion of a project ready to close to the Manager for final review before being invoiced.
Ensure that all completed assigned tasks have been inspected in accordance with the repair station manual.
Daily monitoring of the work in progress to assure that labor and materials are applied to each work order properly.
Ensure customer communication for all assigned shop activities.
Daily review of employee time cards for accuracy.
Participate in the selection, performance management, and performance review process for all team members with the Manager.
Provide OJT to junior technicians.
Provide an expert level of advice and troubleshooting to technicians, customers, and engineering for all aspects of avionics and electrical systems.
Perform function test flights of newly installed avionics equipment as well as existing equipment to evaluate for troubleshooting purposes.
Become the main point of contact for the modifications team for technical questions and concerns.
Works closely with Department Manager and Team Leaders to develop, coordinate, standardize and implement new and existing procedures that promote continuous improvements in efficiency and quality.
Assists the Department Manager in evaluating equipment and tooling needed for avionics installations and troubleshooting.
Supports maintains, and complies with all environmental, health, and safety federal, OSHA, state, and local regulations
Work with Quality Control and Engineering on all required documents
Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Job Specific Requirements:

Airframe & Power plant Certificate and/or FCC License preferred
Ability to attain & retain an AOA badge or Airport requirements


Ability to manage a team with both experienced technicians and mentor junior technicians with a calm demeanor.
Ability to communicate well, in advanced/complex situations
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment
Possess excellent mechanical aptitude and a desire to initiate improvements within defined boundaries


Routinely lifts up to 10 lbs, occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs
Stands for periods of time, with frequent bending, squatting, kneeling, and stooping
Uses hands to reach and feel, with repetitive motion
Good finger dexterity
Reads writes, speaks, and understands English fluently
Visual acuity correctable to 20/20
Works in confined spaces, extreme temperatures, heights above six feet, noisy environments, and flight
Works with and around products and materials associated with aircraft maintenance
Ability to wear required PPE


Regularly scheduled attendance required
Must be able to work various shifts and overtime as needed
Occasional overnight and short notice travel

Education and Experience:

Associate Degree in a related field or equivalent required
Bachelor or Graduate Degree preferred
Thorough knowledge of FARs 43, 91, 135, 145
5 plus years related avionics installation and repair experience required
Previous supervisory or leadership experience required
Basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $65,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


10 hour shift
8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

Signing bonus

Work Location: One location

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