Avionics Technician

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Maintenance

Publish Date: January 3, 2022

Company Description: Northern Air Maintenance Services, LLC (NAMS), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is an FAA Part 145 Repair Station that provides aircraft maintenance, ground operations, inventory control, and other related support services for an oil company that flies to Kuparuk and Alpine. In addition to providing maintenance for three (3) DHC-8-400 (Q400) aircraft, NAMS provides all below wing services including baggage handling and screening, aircraft catering, aircraft marshaling, and passenger screening. NAMS employs over 70 people in Anchorage, Kuparuk, and Alpine to service the Q400, while also supporting the oil company with contract maintenance on DHC-6-300/400 Twin Otter and CASA 212-300 aircraft in Alpine.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

Avionics Technician/Aircraft Mechanic

For Northern Air Maintenance Services (NAMS) a FAA Part 145 Repair Station, located in Anchorage Alaska

Starting wage $34.90 for those with two licenses, with top out on scale in 6 years.

Sign on bonus for DHC-8 experience (-100, -200, -300, Q400)

DHC- 8 Maintenance Experience Sign-On and Retention Bonus
1 year of experience, $3,750 sign-on, and $3,750 paid at 1 year of service ($7,500 total)
2 years of experience, $3,750 sign-on, $3,750 paid at 1 year of service, $5,000 paid at 2 years of service ($12,500 total)
3 years of experience, $3,750 sign-on, $3,750 paid at 1 year of service, $3,750 paid at 2 years of service, $6,250 paid at 3 years of service ($17,500)

DHC-8 experience must be documented on applicant’s resume and via applicant-provided training records.

Conducts operational testing and troubleshooting of aircraft electrical and avionics systems and components installed in aircraft. Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs systems by performing the following duties.

To apply for this job please visit www.nac.aero.


• Troubleshoot and repair complex aircraft avionics discrepancies.
• Locates and disassembles electrical parts and assemblies to facilitate testing.
• Attaches fittings, clamps, lines, and hoses to test equipment, pressure or vacuum test cart, and equipment to aircraft system components to be tested.
• Perform wire harness build-up and breakout boxes for troubleshooting.
• Troubleshoot and repair defective aircraft discrepancies.
• Checks accuracy (calibration) of navigation equipment.
• Checks functioning of newly installed equipment to evaluate system performance under actual operating conditions.
• Perform scheduled and unscheduled aircraft and component inspections including general ramp service for customer aircraft.
• Will perform the duties of Flight mechanic when scheduled.
• Other duties may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o High School Diploma, or General Education Degree (GED).
o Valid Airman Certificate with Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) ratings preferred.
o Graduate of approved avionics school; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
o FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License Preferred.
o Ability to obtain FAA Repairman Certificate with documented training

o Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with coworkers and customers.

o Must have a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office applications.
o Working knowledge of TRAX a plus.

o Must have a valid Driver’s License and clear driving record.
o Must obtain repairman certificate within 90 days of employment.
o Must be enrolled in Aircraft Mechanic certification program with an accredited school that is recognized by the FAA within first 6 months of employment.
o Provide General Manager transcripts of academic progress bi-annually.
o Must pass all three written exams (General, Airframe, and Powerplant) and the Oral and Practical exam by the end of the third year.
o Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
o Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
o Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, 5-year background check, 10-year criminal history check and security threat assessment.
o Must have a valid Passport or obtain one within the first 6 Months of employment.
• Travel:
o Occasional in/out of country travel will be required.

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals in order to perform the essential functions of this job.
• The work is classified as “heavy” with regards to the physical demands.
• Lifting/carrying requirements: Up to 70 pounds occasionally. Repetitions will vary with projects.
• Climbing: Ability to climb and stand on ladders for up to 2 hours at a time while performing aircraft maintenance.
• Reaching: Full range of motion may be required to perform the essential functions of this position
• Standing/Walking: 75% of the day. Concrete floor in Hangar and paved ramp. Surfaces can be wet and icy.
• Pushing/Pulling: Up to 100 pounds; Moving tools and equipment.
• Crawling: Moderate amount of crawling required.
• Repetitive Bending/Twisting: Moderate.
• Talking: Talking is required throughout the day, communication with customers and co-workers will be required.
• Vision: Good vision is required to perform all tasks.
• Hearing: Good hearing is required for effective and safe communication with co-workers.
• Environmental: Exposure to high noise levels, moving aircraft and equipment, dirt, dust, fumes, heat, cold, exposure to hazardous materials, exhaust fumes, working in confined spaces for extended periods, and work outside in the harsh winter conditions up to 2 hours at a time while performing aircraft maintenance. Use of personal protective equipment including respirators maybe required.


As part of the Company’s continuing efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees and those it serves, the Company will require that the individual who fills this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation exempting the individual from the requirement.


The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Northern Aviation Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.