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.
Aircraft Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Shop Technician
Aircraft Avionics Technician or Mechanic or Specialist
Aviation Instrument Technician
Certified Avionics Technician
Electrical Components Technician
Electrical and Electronics Quality Control Technologist
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Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MROs)
The Canadian Forces
Research and Testing Facilities
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
Attention to detail, patience
Ability to collaborate and cooperate with others & meet deadlines