Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors jobs in Canada


69 990 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 55 650 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 67 080 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 70 750 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 68 540 $

Career's stability

The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Aircraft instrument and avionics mechanics and technicians require completion of a two- to three-year college program in avionics or electronics.
  • Aircraft electrical mechanics and technicians require completion of a college program as an electrical or electronic technician.
  • Four years of on-the-job or company apprenticeship training is required for all mechanics and technicians in this unit group.
  • Avionics inspectors require completion of a two- to three-year college program in avionics or electronics and Three to five years of experience as an avionics mechanic or technician.
  • Avionics inspectors, mechanics and technicians who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's (AME) licence (category E - avionics) issued by Transport Canada.
  • Industry certification is available from the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council for some occupations in this unit group.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Job overview

This unit group includes mechanics and technicians who install, adjust, repair and overhaul aircraft instrument, electrical or avionics systems on aircraft. This unit group also includes avionics inspectors who inspect instrument, electrical and avionics systems following assembly, modification, repair or overhaul. Workers in this unit group are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments and by airlines and other aircraft operators.

Main duties

  • Aircraft instrument mechanics and technicians repair and overhaul, install, calibrate and test aircraft instruments.
  • Aircraft electrical mechanics and technicians repair and overhaul, modify, install and test aircraft electrical systems and equipment.
  • Avionics mechanics and technicians troubleshoot, repair and overhaul, test, modify, install and inspect aircraft electronic systems and components including communications, navigation, and autoflight equipment.
  • Avionics inspectors inspect and test aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics systems and ensure that the installation, maintenance, repair and overhaul of these systems meet Transport Canada and company standards of performance and safety.

Illustrative example(s)

  • aircraft electrical technician
  • aircraft electrician
  • aircraft instrument mechanic
  • aircraft instrument technician
  • aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) - avionics
  • avionics maintenance technician
  • avionics technician
  • inspector, avionics
  • instrument inspector, aircraft
  • instrument overhaul and repair mechanic - avionics

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