Getting a Job in the Field of Avionics
Avionics Jobs Have Important Responsibilities for Crew and Passenger Safety
There is little doubt that technological advances have played a significant role in the vast majority of industries, and particularly within the aspects of the aerospace engineering field. Aircraft and spacecraft have become very highly sophisticated machines that can, for the most part, fly themselves with the aid of on-board and/or centralized computer systems that can process thousands of data/pieces of information in a few seconds or even less.
Despite all of these automated capabilities, there still remains a need for pilots and crew aboard these vessels and they, along with the hundreds of thousands of passengers who fly commercially on a daily basis, must rely on these electronic systems to operate with the degree of reliability and precision that is required for safe flight. So just who has the behind-the-scenes jobs and responsibilities for these flight-critical systems?
This accountability principally rests within the job descriptions of avionics technicians and avionics engineers. From a broader perspective, these specialists focus on the following with respect to aircraft and spacecraft electronics:
More specifically, these critically-important aerospace industry jobs can be delineated in this manner:
- Design and develop instrumentation systems for aircraft, spacecraft, and satellites
- Provide computer programming support for navigation, guidance, and communication
- Perform research to rectify issues with electronic navigation and flight safety systems
- Installation and wiring of electronic instrumentation on fixed-wing aircraft/helicopters
- Can include radios/antenna, autopilot controls, passenger entertainment systems
- Investigating or trouble-shooting reported failures/malfunctions of electronic devices
- Maintaining/repairing electronic equipment to ensure accurate/safe in-flight operation
Clearly, these roles are integral to both passenger and crew safety, as even the slightest anomaly in any electronic systems during take-offs, landings, or while in flight, can have devastating and catastrophic consequences.
Additionally, from an operational perspective, the reliability of all electronic systems and devices is vital to minimizing aircraft downtime; if airplanes are sitting on the ground in hangars, it adversely affects the profitability of those carriers. As a result, when pilots or other personnel report an issue with any systems, it is incumbent on avionics engineers and technicians to resolve that matter overnight so operations can resume the next day.
Therefore, employers within or associated with the aerospace industry need skilled staff in these avionics positions, notably individuals with a strong attention to detail as well as those who are committed to delivering the highest standard of workmanship every hour of every day. To this end, these employers will often call upon the services of recruiting agencies, such as Winters Technical Staffing, to help fill their recruiting and hiring needs for these technician and engineering jobs.
Staffing Agency Specialists Can Be Resources to Those Seeking Avionics Jobs
Individuals looking to establish or further their careers within the avionics field will find benefit in the resources offered by Winters Technical Staffing. For more than 40 years, Winters Technical Staffing has specialized in recruiting for the aerospace industry, having successfully addressed the hiring needs for avionics technicians and avionics engineers in such sectors as:
- Armed forces
- Airline operations
- Aircraft manufacturing
- Aircraft component manufacturing
- Research agencies/regulatory bodies
The recruitment specialists at Winters Technical Staffing fully understand the intricacies of these roles as well as the backgrounds and skills required for avionics technicians and engineers to succeed in their careers. Through their extensive networking and business relationships within the avionics/aerospace field, Winters Technical Staffing consultants can aid prospective candidates with respect to such job-hunting aspects as:
- The types of avionics jobs that may currently be available
- Access to jobs that may not be advertised/posted publicly
- Requirements for these jobs – education, skills, experience
- Locations, shift-work, salary and other compensation needs
- Employment options (full-time or part-time, contract-based)
Contact Winters Today
Interested in working in the avionics field? Call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to book a complimentary consultation on how we can assist you with your career goals.