Aviation Electrical / Electronic / Instrument Component Technician

Job Description

Nothing gets more technologically advanced than this occupation. Starting with basic knowledge of electronic industry standards, connectors, fittings, crimping and soldering, these technicians move on to work on the most complex systems in aviation and aerospace. Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technicians maintain, overhaul and test electrically powered equipment and systems. At ease with circuitry diagrams, precision testing equipment, components and wiring, these technicians work with patience, determination and attention to detail. They develop expertise in warning systems, flight recorders, heating and cooling systems, digital communications instruments, flight-control panels and computers, generators, alternators, actuators, servos, motors, pumps and voltage regulators.

Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technicians work with integrated lighting systems, air conditioning, cabin pressurization and GPS navigation systems, tracking systems, fire/smoke sensors, RADAR, and the most sophisticated communication and broadcast technology available. In a shop environment they may perform inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of components such as clocks, radio equipment, flight control instruments, and collision avoidance system components. They are also responsible for ensuring quality and perform in-process and final inspections. This is a high-tech career with constant challenges and limitless possibilities.


Other job titles
  • Aircraft Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Shop Technician

  • Aircraft Avionics Technician or Mechanic or Specialist

  • Aviation Instrument Technician

  • Certified Avionics Technician

  • Electrical Components Technician

  • Electronics Technologist

  • Electrical and Electronics Quality Control Technologist

  • Quality Inspector

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The Canadian Council of Aerospace & Aviation manages the certification process for this and other regulated careers in our industry.

Our industry has identified this career as in-demand, and is looking for certified skilled labourers to fill positions in this role. Use our self-assessment screening tool, and we’ll help you determine what steps you need to take to expedite your certification for Aviation Electrical / Electronic / Instrument Component Technician.

By completing this assessment, you’ll provide us with everything we need to point you in the right direction to completing your certification. And, once you’re certified, we’re ready to introduce you to employers looking for people with your skills.

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Work, Education &

Places you
could work

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)

The Canadian Forces

Research and Testing Facilities

Aerospace Organizations

Specialized Shops


Completion of Secondary School (required)

Completion of an Avionics or electronics program at a college or approved training organization

Training in electrical/electronic systems, bench testing, software fault detection, and digital instruments (required)

In-house training (may be available)

Type-specific repair procedures (acquired on-the-job)

CCAA Certification (an asset)


Excellent communication skills

Troubleshooting skills

Attention to detail, patience

Ability to collaborate and cooperate with others & meet deadlines

Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace

Tel   613-727-8272       Fax   613-727-7018

1785 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 105, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y6

CCAA’s mission is to develop, promote and administer a comprehensive and effective human resources strategy for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.

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