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Lead Avionics Maintenance Technician

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Aviation

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 4193 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia
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The Cox Enterprises Aviation department is hiring a Lead Aircraft/Avionics Technician to join our team! The Lead Aircraft/Avionics Technician will serve as the airframe, engine, and avionics subject matter expert for all aircraft in the Cox fleet as defined within the 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Directives, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Manufacturer’s Service Bulletins.

In addition, the Lead Aircraft/Avionics Technician will assume ownership of any assigned aircraft and serve as an independent decision maker who possesses the authority for Flight Release and is responsible for the administration of the maintenance program for the designated aircraft to ensure that it is maintained to the highest quality standards in accordance with federal regulations, manufacturer’s approved methods, and industry best practices. Like the Senior Aviation Maintenance Technician, the Lead Aircraft/Avionics Technician will also act as a Flight Engineer for any assigned international trips and will be responsible for managing the aircraft when onboard. The Lead Aircraft/Avionics Technician reports directly to the assigned Technical Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Troubleshoots, tests, repairs, and installs avionics components such as aircraft communication, navigation, radar, electronic instrument systems, and internet connectivity systems.

  • Responsible for tracking and installing the latest Satcom Direct and Gogo software updates for the fleet.

  • Collects and submits Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) data for analysis, review, and diagnosis of avionics related problems.

  • Coordinates Cabin View/GCMS upgrades and adjustments to include uploading Cox logos and passenger briefing information.

  • Operates, maintains, and coordinates the repair of avionics test equipment and associated trade tools.

  • Serve as a model specific, avionics expert by maintaining a thorough working knowledge of all company aircraft,t including advanced operating systems such as “Fly-by-Wire” flight controls, Heads-Up displays systems, Enhanced Vision Systems with infrared cameras, Digital Electronic Engine Controls and satellite communications.

  • Accomplish quality maintenance, repair, preventive maintenance, and inspections that conform with company standards and optimize the aircraft dispatch reliability & operational availability.

  • Responsible for aircraft software and database loading/updates including:

  • o   Navigational Charts & Data Base

    o   Flight Deck component loading\configuration

    o   Terrain Data Base

    o   Obstacle Data Base

    o   EGPWS Data Base

    o   Cabin Server software/firmware

    o   Engine Trend downloads

    o   Maintenance Computer downloads

  • Manage and organize computerized maintenance program tasks on assigned aircraft to obtain the best workflow during an aircraft inspection.

  • Review computerized maintenance program requirements for assigned aircraft short and long-term maintenance projections. Provide projection reports to the Director of Technical Operations at scheduled intervals or as needed.

  • Manage aircraft maintenance discrepancy logs in the computerized maintenance program and sign off these discrepancies as they are completed.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • As an aircraft systems expert, the flight engineer is responsible for checking the plane's major systems before the trip, monitoring them throughout the flight, and then performing a postflight inspection after reaching the destination.

  • Ensure all Minimum Equipment List (MEL) items are managed within time requirements. • Perform audits of Flight Logs and ensure all discrepancies are cleared prior to return to service.

  • Ensure the timely completion of Due Items for assigned aircraft.

  • Brief Technical Operations Managers daily, or as necessary, for all issues that may impact scheduled passenger operations.

  • Supervise GSE and vendor repair work as required. Placard inoperative Ground Support Equipment; advise Technical Operations Manager of scheduled repair timeframe.

  • Launch and recover flights as assigned through the ladder scheduling program or by the manager’s discretion to include nights and weekends.

  • Maintain spare part records and inventories.

  •  Perform all other duties as required or assigned by the Technical Operations Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED and seven years of Aviation experience. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as any level degree/certification beyond a High School diploma/GED in a related discipline and five years experience in Aviation; or nine years of experience in Aviation.

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Licenses.

  • FAA Inspection Authorization (or ability to obtain at company expense after employment.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a related discipline.

  • Business Aviation experience preferred.

  • Flight Safety Avionics Master Technician Endorsement or FCC GROL license.

  • NCATT – Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) endorsement.

  • NCATT – Nav/Com endorsement.

  • Safety Management System (SMS) course endorsement.

  • Strong business acumen and project management skills.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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