Avionics Electrical Engineer

Please respond with resume to steve.estep@dillonaero.com



  • Application of electronics, avionics, and engineering principles for the design and development of new parts and products, as well as improvement and or modification of existing parts and products
  • Performance of R&D activities for concept exploration, and prototype fabrication of electrical and avionics related components, including but not limited to wiring harnesses, cables, gun control units, pilot control boxes, and other electrical aircraft devices.
  • Create, or assist in the creation of, specification documents for parts, products, or systems
  • Execution of Design and Development projects in accordance with Dillon Aero ISO quality procedure
  • Establish and carry out Verification and Validation plans, activities, and/or test activities to ensure design success and suitability
  • Coordinate, carry out, and/or participate in design review activities
  • Prepare and complete documentation of reports and summaries for test activities, verification and validation activities, design reviews and other critical Design and Development events as they are carried out
  • Creation of complete and thorough technical data packages of parts and assemblies to include: Engineering/Manufacturing Drawings, Bill of Material documentation, Electrical diagrams and schematics, specifications, documentation of manufacturing and assembly processes, and/or work instructions
  • Coordinate and track the production of prototype parts/assemblies for testing, evaluation, and first article inspection activities
  • Assess and survey of equipment and various platforms in the field to determine project feasibility
  • Assess and review of externally supplied technical data in the determination of project feasibility
  • Participation in, and support of, system integration activities and exercises in the field
  • Interface with other departments (internal), as well as customers and vendors (external) to provide information for technical requests or questions
  • Participate in the resolutions/dispositions, root-cause analyses and corrective actions of Quality issues that are technical in nature, including but not limited to:
  • Non-conforming products
  • Customer complaint/mechanical defects
  • Supplier/vendor issues
  • Production deficiencies
  • Investigation of other product deficiencies, abnormalities and/or failures
  • Participate in origination, review, and approval activities of Engineering Change Requests [ECR’s]
  • Interface with Quality/Receiving Inspection personnel to help determine and establish critical inspection criteria for incoming parts and assemblies
  • Interface with Marketing and Business Development personnel to review marketing and advertising materials and proposals for technical accuracy and/or feasibility
  • Review of prepared quotations to ensure correct compilation and configuration of line items based on customer needs or intent
  • Handling, transfer, and management of technical data/information in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and ITAR regulations, as well as in accordance with all Dillon Aero company policy regarding both customer-based and internal sensitive/confidential information



  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must not be: prohibited from handling or working in proximity to firearms based on laws and regulations outlined and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives (BTAFE), or outlined in the Gun Control Act (GCA 1968), or outlined in the National Firearms Act (NFA 1934), or a “prohibited possessor” as outlined by Arizona State Statute (ARS 13-3101)
  • Must be comfortable working around firearms
  • Must be willing to travel, domestic and international
  • FAA Avionics training and certification, or Associate’s Degree (or equivalent applicable experience) in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, or other similar Engineering Field
  • Demonstrable understanding of fundamental electronics, and mechanical concepts
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 3+ years of experience as an Avionics Engineer, Avionics Technician, A&P Mechanic, or equivalent role in a related field/industry
  • Demonstrable proficiency, and 1+ years of experience with SolidWorks, or similar 3D CAD or drafting software
  • Experience and proficiency with common hand tools, including soldering, crimping, termination, and stripping of wire connections
  • Demonstrable proficiency in verbal and written English communication



  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Software: Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to read, understand, and create electrical diagrams and schematics in accordance with ANSI Y-14 Drafting Standards
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standards and Practices
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, and materials science, as it pertains to electronic/avionics products
  • Working knowledge and understanding of electrical/electronic design principles
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Standards: FAR Part 27 and Part 29
  • Familiarity with FAA Advisory Circulars AC 43.13-1B, and AC-65_15A
  • Familiarity with DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment with respect to avionics hardware, and Mil Std. 810F-G Environmental Test
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of firearm mechanics
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and within a team environment
  • Current Certifications: IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, and IPC/WHMA-A-620



  • ITAR [International Traffic in Arms Regulation]
  • M134-D Familiarization Operation and Maintenance Training



  • SolidWorks 3D CAD Software Training
  • SolidWorks EPDM Software Training
  • IPC-J-001 Soldering Training and Certification



The position will be regularly in an office environment but may frequently visit field sites where this potential exposure to adverse outside weather conditions such as wet and/or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments. Noise levels will typically be moderate to moderately loud. Some weekend and overtime work may be required; overnight travel may be required with this position (local & International). Must be safety-conscious at all times, with a scrupulous eye for firearm carelessness.



Ability to stand for long periods of time, walking, hearing, seeing, use of hands and arms and the use of legs to lift. Additionally, the employee must physically be able to hold, lift and operate all types of firearms. This individual must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The employee must have the ability to stand or sit for long periods and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Must have the ability to see including close, distance and peripheral vision, depth vision and ability to focus.

When in the field employees may be asked to wear protective equipment while in the field which can include reflective gear, hearing protection, work boots, safety glasses, hard hats and bullet resistant vests when in the field.  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.