Manager, Avionics Installation
Company: Forge Flightworks, Inc. - formerly Carpenter Avion
Posted on: June 20, 2022
This is a rare opportunity to join a dedicated team that is
committed to the highest quality workmanship, integrity and
customer satisfaction, and to join a company undergoing renewed
vigor and growth under new ownership since 2014 and following a
company name change in 2021 to signal growth and an expanded
mission.There is a tremendous innovation and compelling opportunity
within the world of aircraft services - particularly at Forge
Flightworks. -Forge is a multi-year, national award-winning
authorized FAA Repair Station that sells, installs and maintains
avionics systems for general aviation aircraft, including business
jets, turboprops and piston engine airplanes. -The company has
served customers across the country and internationally since 1981,
from its location in greater Nashville, Tennessee. - -Recently, the
company has begun to expand into the broader aircraft refurbishment
space, which includes aircraft interiors, airframe services, and
more.Summary of the Role:Forge Flightworks now has an immediate
need for an experienced Manager/Lead of Avionics Installation.
-Each Avionics Install Manager, is responsible for overall quality,
efficiency, customer satisfaction and team member satisfaction for
the company's Avionics Installation operation. -The Manager needs
to be technically competent to oversee a team that is responsible
for the full complement of planning and execution of avionics
installation/ upgrade efforts for a broad variety of general
aviation aircraft. -These team members must be able to remove and
install avionics equipment and electrical components; fabricate
wire harnesses and terminations; troubleshoot installations;
complete functional testing of avionics and electrical systems;
perform basic sheet metal tasks, such as drilling, riveting, and
operating basic sheet metal hand tools; potentially perform
painting and finish work on instrument panels; and complete
engineering/planning. -This role reports to the Senior Director of
Avionics.The Manager of Avionics Installation will be experienced
and technically competent enough to work not only alone in a
productive, self-driven way as may be needed from time to time on
aircraft avionics install projects, but also would be act as the
primary leader of an installation team of two to five people, be
responsible for identifying training/development needs for members
of the team and for ensuring programs are put in place and executed
to develop and perfect team member avionics installation skills.
-Key Responsibilities: --- -Be the primary person to plan the daily
and overall execution of each avionics installation project
assigned to his/her team of two to five techs in accordance with
the engineering plan provided by Avionics Engineering. ---
-Evaluate technical talent, identify training/skill development
needs, put in place training and related programs to develop talent
and improve the productivity within his/her Avionics Installation
team. --- -Demonstrate Level II or III (craftsman or master level)
proficiency in interpreting wiring diagrams, aircraft blueprints,
and schematics, and in executing installation -projects. ---
-Assure team's installations are done in accordance with procedures
described in the company's FAA Repair Station Manual as well as
with FAA Regulations and manufacturer instructions. --- -Use sound
judgment and technical aptitude to make good decisions on job
sequence/techniques and troubleshooting resolution to maximize
quality, efficiency and adherence to agreed-upon deadlines. ---
-Keep company's Project Manager informed of progress and support
company's Quality Assurance program. --- -Operate with the highest
level of ethics, integrity, safety and honesty. - - --- -Be able to
lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. --- -Be able
to climb ladders, apply finger and hand dexterity in using hand
tools, be able to move around the shop/hangar area and within
aircraft continuously throughout the workday.Key Competencies and
- Passion for and proven competence in people development within
an avionics installation team operation.
- Proven lead / manager skills - ability to identify, track and
execute key performance metrics in technical team.
- Avionics wiring plan / engineering plan interpretation
- Passion for aviation, learning, innovation and
- Self-motivation and the ability to work in a self-directed
- Willingness to work alongside others in the team - as part of
the team - and lead by example
- Ability to lead, mentor and teach others in team to foster
their professional and technical skills development.
- Integrity, trustworthiness, work ethic, good judgment and
- Professional appearance, demeanor and presence.
- Customer and employee service orientation, attitude and
- Computer usage expertise, including MSFT Office & EBis line of
business software (training provided for EBis).
- Compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Must be able to pass drug test, as required by FAA, and pass
criminal/background check.Education and Experience: - - - - - - - -
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- - - - - - - - - - - --- -Required Experience: Minimum of two
years of work experience in a general aviation aircraft
modification/completion shop in lead or manager role. ---
-Preferred Experience: At least five years of successful avionics
installation, repair or maintenance experience - preferably as a
lead, supervisor or manager - with deep knowledge of Garmin,
Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Avidyne, Aspen Avionics, Bendix-King
and/or other leading avionics brands. --- Required Education: High
school diploma or equivalent. --- Preferred Education: College /
university degree or two years of accredited schooling in aviation
electronics. --- -Preferred Credential: Aircraft Electronics
Technician (AET) Certificate by National Center for Aerospace and
Transportation Technologies (NCATT). --- -Preferred Credential: FAA
Mechanic / Repairman's Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant
Ratings. -Compensation:At Forge Flightworks, each associate is a
valued resource. -Forge offers a stable yet exciting environment
that has fostered a surprisingly long tenure for its team members.
-Contributing to this inviting workplace is a compelling overall
compensation package that includes:
- Competitive compensation.
- 401(k) retirement program with generous company match.
- Group health insurance subsidized by Forge.
- Company-provided term life insurance, short-term disability,
long-term disability and pet insurance coverage.
- Access to an innovative array of additional ancillary benefits
subsidized or paid for by the company.
- Paid Time Out, including eight paid holidays each year, for
unsurpassed work/life balance.
- For tech team members, a tool reimbursement program currently
providing $600 per year per tech.
- Discounts on Forge Flightworks products and services.Job
Location:This role is based at Forge Flightworks' location in
greater Nashville, Tennessee, known the world over as "Music City"
- a vibrant and growing area offering an incredible quality of
life. -The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport is the most active
general aviation airport in Tennessee and third/fourth most active
airport overall in the state. -Forge is located at 624-B Fitzhugh
Blvd, Smyrna, TN. -Employment Statement: -Forge Flightworks is an
equal opportunity employer. -We celebrate diversity. -For More
Information and to Apply: -
- Send your resume to: -Careers@ForgeFlightworks.com
- Please see the company's website:www.ForgeFlightworks.com
Keywords: Forge Flightworks, Inc. - formerly Carpenter Avion, Smyrna , Manager, Avionics Installation, Executive , Smyrna, Tennessee
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