Overview

NIAR Avionic Mechanic Jobs in Wichita, KS at Wichita State University

Title: NIAR Avionic Mechanic

Company: Wichita State University

Location: Wichita, KS

Position Details

Position Title

NIAR Avionic Mechanic

Position Number

NEW

Position Status

Full-Time

Regular Work Hours

Hours are varied. Hiring for first, second, and weekend shifts.

Location

Wichita, KS – Other Wichita Location

Description

University Overview

Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and world—this is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities

In a hangar adjacent to McConnell AFB that once housed Boeing Air Force One modification facilities, the MRO team at NIAR WERX provides production design, initial and Supplemental Type Certification, instrumentation installation, modifications and field support/repair. We looking for Avionic Mechanics to join our team!

Summary of Responsibilities

Performs functional testing, troubleshooting, and/or repair of aircraft mechanical systems. Prepares aircraft for flight test and airworthiness certification. Performs functional testing, troubleshooting, and/or repair of aircraft mechanical systems. Prepares aircraft for flight test and airworthiness certification. May include maintenance, sheet metal, and/or avionics work.

Essential Functions

Adheres to General Work Requirements; Completes required documentation including logs, discrepancies, and/or modification notices carried forward from previous areas of assembly
Assists in performing maintenance of the aircraft to prepare it for successful mechanical functional tests, engineering specifications, inspections, or flight testing.
Assists with performing preliminary inspection of aircraft prior to test flight in accordance with preflight checklists to ensure airworthiness; assists with complying with specific pilot requirements in preparation for aircraft flights
Assists with launching aircraft for flight, including transport of the aircraft safely to designated locations, recovering aircraft from flight and troubleshooting and repairing post-flight discrepancies. This may include aircraft noise complaints, fuel distribution system, pressurization system, bleed air and anti-ice systems, abnormal flight control characteristics, engine, and pneudraulic powered systems using aircraft log books
Assists in preparing aircraft for airworthiness post-flight inspection; troubleshooting and repairing discrepancies identified from airworthiness inspection; jacking and moving aircraft and/or equipment to next station; performing troubleshooting and repairing aircraft discrepancies prior to and after functional tests have been conducted

Commitment

Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence. WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State University recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play.

Requirements

Minimum Education

High school diploma or equivalent by hire date

Preferred Education

Repairman’s Certificate

Minimum Experience

Two (2) years of related experience.

Preferred Experience

Two (2) years of electrical avionics technical school with certificate or equivalent military/vendor training
Two (2) years of experience troubleshooting and repairing aircraft electrical and avionics systems, including one (1) year of experience in a flight-line environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings.
Good Interpersonal skills.
Basic knowledge of safety and operating procedures for power-on aircraft
Ability to use and interpret a variety of precision measurement instruments
Ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair of aircraft systems
Ability to recognize potential electrical hazards in order to prevent injury to self or others
Ability to achieve sufficient technical qualifications to acquire product verification certification

Licenses, Certificates and Registrations

None

Sponsorship

No, due to export control requirements, the University cannot sponsor applicants for employment authorization for this position.

User Export Compliance

This position requires access to EAR or ITAR controlled technologies. Applicants are required to be eligible for employment under U.S. export control laws and must meet the requirement of being a “U.S. Citizen”.

Additional Information

Special Instructions

Department Information

Department

102831 – NIAR -Maintenance Repair & Overhaul

Salary Information

Pay Information

Commensurate with experience

Overtime Eligibility

Yes

Eligible for Shift Differential?

No

Benefits Eligible?

Yes

Benefit Information

Wichita State University and the State of Kansas offer a variety of benefit programs which are designed to enhance employment. Many of these benefits are available immediately and some with a wait period.

Comprehensive health, dental, vision and supplemental coverage offerings
Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
Basic employer-paid life insurance and optional life insurance
Employee and Dependent Tuition Assistance Program
Generous time off accruals
Full time 12-month employees typically accrue 22 vacation days and 12 days of sick leave per year in addition to 8 annual paid holidays designated by the State of Kansas.
Additional holidays and/or a discretionary day can be granted by the governor each year.
Part-time employee accruals are on a pro-rated basis.
Paid Parental Leave
State Shared Leave Program
Employee Assistance Program
Discounts on campus and throughout Wichita through ShockerStart

You can find more information on benefits in the
New/Prospective Employee Benefits Guide.

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Posting Date

09/22/2022

Closing Date

Proposed Start Date

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

Ability to ascend and descend ladders and/or stairs.
Ability to position self for inspection, construction or maintenance of equipment and/or buildings including confined, elevated and loud noise spaces.
Ability to position self to clean designated areas, equipment and items. This includes but is not limited to the ability to clean in confined, elevated, and loud noise spaces.
Ability to interpret effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively.
Ability to remain in a stationary position.
Ability to communicate with others and accurately exchange information.
Ability to use tools, equipment, and technology necessary to do the job. This includes dexterity in instrument manipulation.

Physical Weight Category

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to constantly move objects.

Additional Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Ability to ascend and descend ladders and/or stairs.
Ability to position self for inspection, construction or maintenance of equipment and including confined, elevated and loud noise spaces.
Ability to position self to clean designated areas, equipment and items. This includes but is not limited to the ability to clean in confined, elevated, and loud noise spaces.
Ability to interpret effectively, accurately and impartially, both receptively and expressively.
Ability to remain in a stationary position.
Ability to communicate with others and accurately exchange information.
Ability to use tools, equipment, and technology necessary to do the job. This includes dexterity in instrument manipulation.

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