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Avionics mechanics and technicians

OaSIS code 22313.03

Avionics mechanics and technicians modify, repair and overhaul aircraft electronic systems.

Overview

Also known as

  • Aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) - avionics
  • Avionics technician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Troubleshoot, repair and overhaul, test, modify, install and inspect aircraft electronic systems and components including communications, navigation, and autoflight equipment.

Additional information

  • Avionics inspectors, maintenance technicians and mechanics may acquire further endorsements to their AME licence allowing them to inspect and certify a broader range of aircraft and avionics systems.
  • An AME licence can be obtained by fulfilling the education and training requirements as stated above and passing Transport Canada AME examinations.
  • Progression to supervisory positions within specific areas of expertise is possible with experience.
  • Avionics mechanics and technicians who work in maintenance hangars troubleshoot, repair, install and inspect aircraft systems and components.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (22312)
  • Electrical mechanics (72422)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

223 – Technical occupations related to engineering

Minor group

2231 – Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering

Unit group

22313 – Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

Occupational profile

22313.03 – Avionics mechanics and technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Electronic Maintenance
5 - Highest Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Clerical Activities
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Aircraft maintenance companies
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Aircraft repair and overhaul establishments
  • Airlines
  • Other aircraft operators

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Colour Perception
5 - Highest Level
Control of Settings
5 - Highest Level
Finger Dexterity
5 - Highest Level
Hearing Sensitivity
5 - Highest Level
Manual Dexterity
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Equipment and Tool Selection
5 - Highest Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
5 - Highest Level
Preventative Maintenance
5 - Highest Level
Quality Control Testing
5 - Highest Level
Repairing
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important