Required Capabilities for Employment
On The Bench
Employees of Commander Instruments and Avionics must posses exceptional skills and have a basic familiarity with aircraft instrument and avionics equipment and systems, such as gyros, airspeed indicators, altimeter, altitude reporting equipment, flight directors, horizontal situation indicators, air data units, transponder, radar, radio, communication, navigation, multi-function display, GPS, autopilot, collision avoidance, ELT, airborne telephone system etc. Repair of components involves bench work to a component level and the testing and inspection thereafter to determine airworthiness. Employment opportunities are more likely to be extended to those individuals who poses the following abilities and talents as exhibited by their "Tasks - Skills - Knowledge" backgrounds.
TASKS - Technical Tasks and Abilities
1. Assemble components, such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools and soldering iron.
2. Connect components to assemblies, such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering iron.
3. Test components or assemblies, using circuit tester, oscilloscope, and voltmeter.
4. Set up and operates ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight test of electrical and electronic systems.
5. Fabricate test parts and test aids as required.
6. Interpret flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems.
7. Install electrical and electronic components and assemblies using hand tools, power tools, and soldering iron as required.
8. Adjusts, repairs, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies using hand tools and soldering iron.
SKILLS - Basic Skill Requirements
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of malfunctions and operating errors then determining the corrective action.
Installation - Installing parts, sub-assemblies, wiring, or software programs into components to meet performance specifications of component.
Operation and Control - Controlling operation of sub-assembly, component, and finished goods.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on test equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, test equipment or other indicators to make sure a component or unit
is functioning properly.
KNOWLEDGE - The "Need to Know"
Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, technical structures and processes.
Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Public Safety, Security, Hazmat, Human Factors - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective FAA, local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.