Avionics Technician

Are you one who likes problem solving, testing, troubleshooting and repairing avionics equipment? Are you attentive to detail? Do you enjoy keeping up on the latest innovative avionics solutions, equipment, and alerts?

Be part of the team who makes Bible translation and language development possible in the most remote and difficult places on earth by keeping mission aircraft communications and navigation systems airworthy!

 Brief Description

Install, inspect, service, and repair avionics equipment in a variety of general aviation aircraft in accordance with applicable regulations and industry standards.

  • For a full-time volunteer or a staff person who raises support


  •  Perform operational checks, troubleshoot, and repair avionics on a variety of fixed and rotor-wing aircraft
  • Install and maintain electrical and avionics systems
  • Keep abreast of technological and industry advancements
  • Maintain a knowledge of FAA regulation and industry maintenance standards
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively


  • Able to work in accordance with applicable standards and within allotted times
  • Attention to detail

Education and Experience

  • AA or other two-year technical degree in related discipline and/or one year of related experience
  • An Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License in Airframe, Electrical, Instrument, or Radio, or an FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL) or equivalent certificate from, but not limited to, the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) or National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT)
  • Additional NCATT endorsements and other manufacturer’s or industry training and certifications, a plus
  • Experience in troubleshooting avionics problems in aircraft down to box level and repairing or changing out equipment as appropriate
  • Board-level troubleshooting and repair helpful
  • Overseas missions field experience, a plus

Position locations: JAARS and Overseas

For full-time career staff, the following information is helpful:

Technical Evaluation – Maintenance

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes for Aviation Maintenance Personnel

Timeline to Service

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