AAR CORP WASS Avionics Lead (Afghanistan) in KABUL, Afghanistan

Title: WASS Avionics Lead (Afghanistan)

Location: Afghanistan-Kabul

Job Number: 8067


Responsible for assisting and providing oversight and leadership to avionics mechanics in the performance of their assigned duties.


  • Assigns duties to technicians.

  • Monitors tasks assigned to Techs for progress, completeness and correctness.

  • Ensures use of approved repair techniques.

  • Inspect components of avionics equipment for defects, such as loose connections and frayed wire, and for accuracy of assembly and installation.

  • Test avionics equipment under simulated or actual operating conditions to determine performance and airworthiness, using test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, digital meters and counters, and circuit analyzers.

  • Adjust, repair or replace defective components based on analysis of test results, following blueprints, schematics, handbooks, and other technical documents, using hand tools.

  • Calibrates installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.

  • Accompany flight crew to perform in-flight adjustments and to determine and record required post-flight repair work.

  • Complies with FAR required maintenance such as 91.411 and 91.413 inspections.

  • Operate ground station for air-to-station check of radar or other equipment.

  • Fabricate wiring harnesses.

  • Complies with Avionics upgrades and modifications.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization policies and applicable laws.

  • Position requires a U.S. Department of State Security clearance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Graduate of two (2) year electronics/avionics technical school or equivalent military experience.


  • Current FAA issued Mechanic certificate with Airframe.

  • Current Radiotelephone License issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


  • Minimum eight (8) years experience in aircraft installation, inspection, maintenance and repair required.

  • Must have experience with working from blueprint drawings, diagram, specifications, service manuals, sketches, templates and other data.



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

Core Competencies:

  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran