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Code 1 Aviation is the national leader in jet warbird maintenance and restorations. To stay that way, we are always looking for the best and brightest in aviation to help us continue raising the bar. We work with the latest technologies, materials, and processes available in the industry to deliver our clients the jets of their dreams, and we cannot do it without skilled technicians like you.

Code 1 Aviation offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, medical coverage, dental, life/disability insurance, and retirement planning. Most importantly, we offer something far more valuable: the satisfaction of working on high-quality, award-winning projects with other mechanics at the top of their game.

We are always looking for experienced A&P mechanics, but are willing to train the right candidate. If you are looking for an engaging, challenging, satisfying career in aviation and bring your skill, dedication, and passion for being the best every day, we want to meet you. Our current openings are listed below. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for but still want to be part of the best team in aviation, send your resume to info@code1aviation.com and we will try to find a good fit for you.

AVIONICS PROJECT MANAGER

FULL TIME | ROCKFORD, IL

 

Position Description: The avionics project manager is a hands-on position, coordinating and performing avionics repairs, installations, and upgrades in the L-39 Albatros and other experimental jet aircraft. The Avionics Project Manager works with state-of-the-art technology to deliver our clients jets that are technologically advanced and visually striking.

 

The successful project manager communicates with clients throughout the project to learn their needs, prepares estimates, and develops the supporting technical documentation necessary to complete projects on-time and on-budget.

 

Specific duties include:

  • Researching avionics equipment capabilities and installation requirements

  • Preparing estimates to match customer specifications

  • Developing project schedules and plans for on-time completion

  • Forecasting intermediate project deadlines and completion dates

  • Drafting electrical diagrams using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software

  • Delegating maintenance work to other technicians

  • Working with aircraft leads to coordinate work

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in avionics

  • Strong electrical troubleshooting skills

  • Proficiency reading and interpreting electrical schematics

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Effective communication skills

  • Possess their own toolbox and tool set

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE & RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

FULL TIME | ROCKFORD, IL

 

Position Description: The aircraft maintenance & restoration technician is a hands-on position using their skill and experience to help Code 1 Aviation keep our customers' jet warbirds in top condition. They use "out-of-the-box" thinking to overcome unique maintenance challenges and develop new ways Code 1 can provide value to our clients.

 

Specific duties include:

  • Performing scheduled inspections on L-39 Albatros jets

  • Troubleshooting and correcting discrepancies

  • Installation of equipment modifications and upgrade kits

  • Fabrication of sheet metal repairs, brackets, doublers, and other similar components

  • Component overhaul and restoration

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • FAA-issued Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate (A&P)

  • Possess their own toolbox and tool set

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong organization habits

  • Ability to read and interpret system schematics and diagrams

  • Experience working with military, turbine, and/or warbird aircraft

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